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Stacy is the founder of Eyes of Your Heart Ministries, a proud mama of two incredible kids, an author and speaker, and a passionate Christ-follower.

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  1. Our four year old grandson is still in the “literal” stage – he doesn’t understand when you are “joking.” I have to be really careful what I say. The other night his great-grandpa told our grandson that eating hushpuppies would put hair on his chest. Grandpa then asked our grandson’s Mom if she wanted hushpuppies — our grandson yelled, “no, Mom, you don’t want hair on your chest.” 🙂 Sometimes we just don’t know what our little ones are thinking.

  2. I have been requiring “payment” of your sort for years with my boys. Now 13 and 9, I don’t even ask for it anymore, now -usually with a wiggle of an eyebrow too they laughingly pay me for everything, even things I never required it from and sometimes just for mom things like doing one of their chores for them or fixing a favorite meal . And it does this moms heart a lot of good when they even do it in front of their friends or in public because “she’s the mom, she gets kisses whenever, it’s one of the mom perks.” After 13 years the brainwashing is ingrained:) Never have they thought they were buying my love, it has always been a fun family joke.

  3. Cyndi, I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one–and even more excited to know that 13 and 9 year olds still kiss their mamas! I love it!!

  4. Dee, your welcome.

    Becky, I love the story about the hush puppies. What part of the country are you in? I haven’t even heard about those yummy things since I moved to Colorado.

  5. I super love this, especially this line here: “I do all these things without expecting anything in return, yet when I least expected it, I received the most priceless payment ever: nine cents.”

    Lovely story and lesson, Stacy! Thank you for sharing it with us here!