The mote

“Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?”  (Matthew 7:4)

Aaron started running a fever on Saturday, so he had a bit of a rough day.  During a bit of respite, when he was feeling a little better I assume, he and Abby were playing together.  Suddenly Aaron started crying.  When we asked Abby what had happened, she answered that he had a poke on him that she had to get off, and handed Bryan a tiny dot.  We assumed it was a piece of glitter.  That is, until Abby declared he still had a poke on him and went to get it again, making Aaron very unhappy.  It was only then we discovered where the “poke” had come from, and what it was.


He was not so happy I was taking pictures instead of holding him.

See the spot?



Now he was happier. Kind of.

Poor kid.  He had scratched himself a day or so ago (his nails are clipped now!).  And Abby decided to remove his scab, and then to go after the wound and try to remove that as well.  Yikes!

Obviously, we quickly put an end to that.  But she’s still talking about it.  Even this morning she told me that Aaron has a polka dot on his face that needs to come off.

I can’t help but think we needed to review the mote/beam concept with Abby.  Especially since she has this on her own face:


Oh – and this is her “scarf.”

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