Do you have any oozer bubble-dumpers at your house? They are small and cute. The indigenous ones stay around for eighteen years or so. Sometimes your grown children may drop a few off with you. As cute as they are, these little beings cause quite the havoc. They ooze toys all over your house. They may even ooze crumbs and trash. They also have a rule that whenever they are handed a container of bubbles they absolutely must dump it. (I would love to know the statistics on bubbles blown versus bubble solution dumped!)
Their main defense mechanism is their extreme cuteness, however as they grow taller most of them find that they do need to begin complying with at least some of the rules about neatness in their host home. The tricky part about oozer bubble-dumpers is just when you think you might have them trained to be neat and productive, they leave!
I am so glad that God strengthens us parents to love these little things despite all their mess-making. In just the same way, He loves us despite all our messes. I don’t know about you, but even though I am grown I still have the ability to make a mess in my life every now and then!
Like I mentioned though, once they leave, they do have a tendency to bring their own little bubble-dumpers back for the occasional visit. Which is great, because as infuriating as these little things are sometimes, we love them with all our hearts.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6