Saturday, February 7, 2009

There was a little girl . . .

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. . . Who had a little curl

Right in the middle of her forehead.

 

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And when she was good,

She was very, very good;

And when she was bad,

She was horrid.

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Anyone know the title of that famous poem? It's  the little girl's name. Any guesses?

A. Lucy

B. Charlotte

C. Jemima

D. Mary

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know, but it was quoted in our household as I grew up! Hmmm, I wonder if it has anything to do with Mrs. Paxton's elocution lessons? ;-) Julie

George and Krista said...

I believe it was Charlote

Jungheims said...

I don't know the name in the poem but there's no way you're going to convince us that sweet little face could ever be 'horrid'! =)

TulipGirl said...

About "sweet" and "horrid". . .

A mentor-mom of mine wrote this years ago, and it has definitely impacted my attitude towards my little ones, and helped me remember how much I daily need the power of the Gospel in my life -- especially as I seek to convey it to my children.

Quote:

"It's really tough to look at the cutest, sweetest babies ever born (my six, of course) and realize that, unless God powerfully intervenes in their lives, they are all headed straight for hellfire and damnation. So, if anything, the doctrine of total inability should drive us to our knees. It should make us want to present the gospel to our children in season and out of season, but seasoned with so much grace and love that they will gain as accurate a picture of our God and Savior as we can possibly give them. . .

. . .

"Also...those us us who are the adults in the family have had a lot more time practicing and getting "good" at sin. Many of us have been practicing being selfish and manipulative and egocentric for decades before our baby comes along. And that tiny little being is brand new at this sin business. So I tend to warn new parents (if any of them want to hear it) that they need to worry a lot more about their own sin and selfishness than they need to worry that some tiny, helpless baby is on a rampage to have his own way. . .

. . .

"When I hold my little newborns...I see a sweetness, an innocence, an openness. It makes me cry. This is what I was like, before I let sin mess things up. Each completely trusting little bundle convicts me of how little I trust my Heavenly Father. Ah...to be able to cry "Abba" to Him!


Read all of it here:
http://www.fix.net/~rprewett/badbaby.html

Joanna Cole said...

She is so cute!!!

Nitchfield News said...

And the answer is . . . Jemima!