I am continually amazed at the things I teach my kids because there are so many things I just take for granted that I always knew how to do. The newest thing I taught Brady this week was how to use the eraser on the other side of the pencil. I did not intentionally set out to teach him this- it just sort of happened. We were drawing diggers and dump trucks with his stencil book, and I flipped the pencil over to erase the rather lop-sided wheel I drew.
I wish I had a video of his face when I first showed him that you can draw something and then erase it. He was amazed, and we did it over and over again (and we are still doing it). He calls it his magic eraser now! He keeps drawing things so he can purposely erase them.
I keep laughing at his joy because I know we would all love a magic eraser in our life. I want an eraser that I can magically erase my mistakes and start all over again. I want the ability to forgive and be forgiven to be as easy as erasing my lop-sided wheel on the paper. Wouldn’t that be nice?
I always have to remember though that forgiveness and the ability to forgive is one of the many graces we can receive from God.