Thursday, October 18, 2012

What life lessons could Humpty Dumpty possibly teach me?!


The frenzied rush to get everyone ready and off to school has become our new normal these days. We had one of the not-so-crazy days last week. Everyone was in a good mood and we were all singing, Nathan using the chance to show off some of the rhymes he's learned in his new school. I didn't know a lot of them, so I would chop mouth ad lib, and then sing really loud when he sang one I knew. When we got to Humpty Dumpty, I was like, yeah, I know that one and we sang the version I knew:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.
Then Nathan sang this version that I had never heard before and I was blown away! Not because I didn't know the words, but because of the lesson in it for me. Nathan was preaching to me!!  
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Humpty Dumpty knew what to do,
He fixed himself with tape and glue.
I was like, "What did you say?!"
It was a light-bulb moment for me. Humpty Dumpty did what?!

Humpty Dumpty rewrote his story.
He accepted responsibility for his own life.
He didn't accept the verdict of the kings men as final.
He fixed himself. He did something about his life. He may not have looked pretty, all taped up, but he was fixed. He was no longer the victim. He...

I could go on and on, but you get it.

I made a recording of him singing it that morning. You can view it on my youtube channel. I couldn't stop thinking about it and on our way to church on Sunday, they kept singing it.
When we got home, I got a chance to make a better video. They wouldn't stand still, but of course, after I promised to bribe them with give them ice cream, they co-operated :)

Here's the video.
Like the bible says... "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings..."
Thanks for coming by again and again.
May your dreams come true
xxx

35 comments:

  1. awwwwwwwwwwwwww loved the video... so cute and adorable...seriously.. awwww @ alexisis little dance i bet she can be nice if she wants to...

    Well done Nathan.... they are all cute.

    Oh yeah really good point with the post..

    i cant stop smiling. so sweet children. I pray they all grow up to fulfill purpose. xxx

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    1. Thanks DHK :)
      A big Amen to your prayers.
      Thanks dear
      xxx

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  2. PREACH IT SIS...i LOVE HEARING WORDS LIKE THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING, GIVES ME A LIFT FOR THE REST OF MY DAY AND DAYS TO COME.

    INDEED, OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES....

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    1. ...and sucklings, God ordered praise.
      Thanks Jhazmyn :)

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  3. JUST SAW THE VIDEOS SO CUTE.

    ALEXIS MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD...LOL

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  4. Alexis has got swag....lol.
    cute kids

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    1. lol. Mischievous "swag".
      Thanks Kiky

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  5. Your kids are both soo cute but Alexis is one fiesty lil cutie though *muah* Geh be spotting some moves lol

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    1. Thanks Toin. Feisty is the perfect word!

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  6. Oh my goooooooooooodness!!!!!!!!! This is cute!!!!!!!! Your kids are so adorable! Their take on the song is also a huge lesson.

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  7. Your children are so adorable!! Nice video.. I prefer this version of the rhyme. It has a great lesson to learn in it.. I like the insight you provided into it.

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    1. Thanks AY, I prefer this version too. It definitely beats the one we knew all along :)

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  8. Great twist to the old Humpty Dumpty story! Kids sure are creatuve. Your kids are soo cute!!

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    1. It's indeed a great twist. Thanks :)

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  9. aww your kids are so cute and your daughter is just a mini-you :-).I was smiling throughout...

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    1. lol. Mischievous Mini Me ;)
      Thanks Stelzz

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  10. Cute babies, awww....& a good lesson I learnt from humpty dumpty

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  11. I didn't know there was a new version, and I do prefer this too! They're so cute :)

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  12. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

    Check out my munchkins. Oh! my Alexis is so cute!
    My love to them.

    Great lesson from Humpty Dumpty.

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    1. I'll give them your love for sure :)
      Love to my babies too. Thanks Lanre.

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  13. AHAHAHAHA...........
    so cute!
    Alexis sure looks like you!
    And has a mind of her own....ahahaha.
    O yes! we have control of our own lives...NOBODY is going to do it for you!
    Well done director :D

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    1. Thank you jare IB, see why I love you?
      You're the first person to commend my directorial efforts!! See them making me jealous. Ehn? Is that good?? Hi5!! lol

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  14. So cute. Loved the message
    Your kids make me feel like having another one....*shocked pause*

    Kai...what did I just say...*crossing my legs firmly*
    LOL
    Stay blessed

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    1. hahahaha N.I.A... you got me laughing out loud with the "*crossing my legs firmly*" comment. lol.

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  15. Hahaha
    NIL o, please uncross those legs and give the boys a lil sister joor ;)

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  16. You've got such cute and adorable kids Gbemisoke. Alexis dance no be easy at all o, and yea, that part two of the Humpty Dumpty poem has a lot of lessons to be learnt...

    Gbemi, you sabi direct better pass most of all this Nollywood producers eh. weldone! please give kisses to the cuties for me. Best wishes

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  17. Ok that is one cute video!! But brining thm though? Hmmm... Lol. God bless them.

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  18. Awww! Your babies are sooooo adorable (I know I've said this before o. Lol).

    Yep! Children are so amazing, They're packaged as blessings with lessons from God. Love it!

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  19. My goodness, your daughter is your carbon copy!! As it should be. I pray she inherits your joyous spirit too.

    Wonderful feeling isn't it to find that we can learn from those little ones. Thanks for sharing.

    P.s. Still lol-ing at 'sidekick' and 'waka pass'

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