Wednesday, June 6, 2007

More Shampoo Epiphanies

I'm scaring myself. I had this thought in the shower while I was shampooing my hair. I'll get to that in a minute. Vaguely, in the back of my mind, I remembered a post by someone with the phrase, "I can spiritualize anything." After my shampoo ephiphany, I realized I share this same quality. But who said that?

OK, after searching bloggy archives for a few minutes I found it. And it was Clemntine. And it was even about SHAMPOO.

You can get goosebumps now. (or shake your head)

Here is her post. I think it's hilarious that I have found another soul on the internet who does their deep thinking in the shower. Probably because it's one of the only places we are ever alone. And by that I mean that the little people knocking on the door of the bathroom calling for us can't get in. Because I don't know about her house, but I lock the door.

So here was my deep thought...Sweetheart, age 7, was shampooing her hair this evening. I watched her squirt a blob of shampoo out of the bottle into the palm of her hand and it was approximately the size of an apple.
"Whoa. Whoa. That's WAY too much shampoo. You're supposed to use the size of a quarter."
I read her the back of the shampoo bottle and sure enough, that's what it said.

So later when I was in the shower (with the door locked) I thought about that. I never taught her to shampoo her hair. She just learned how by watching me wash her hair and her sister's hair all these years. One day she decided to try it herself. She didn't know how much shampoo to use because I never actually shared that information with her.

So how many other things is she learning from me that I have never instructed her in? I may have very biblical reasons for the things we do or do not do. But have I shared with her from the Bible what those reasons are and where they are found? Then I have not instructed her. And one day she will wonder why she does things the way her mom always did. And she may decide not to do them that way anymore, not even realizing that there is a reason in God's word.

This is not good. So now I have some thinking to do about how to instruct a 7 year old in God's ways. But I'm sure He will help me, if I ask. At some point, we've got to get past the Bible stories, and start really learning. This is new ground for me. And this all goes back to Clemntine's post from the other day. Which is the whole reason I haven't been able to post anything all day--because I have been mulling over that post in my mind.

So blogging not only can be encouraging, but thought-provoking as well. And apparently, so can shampooing your hair!

1 comment:

  1. I'm just sure these epiphanies will be catching like wildfire all over this world-wide interweb! Thanks for doing your part, Sister!

    We, I believe, may be two peas from the same strange little pod...


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