Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Marshmallow Test

I recently saw this cute video. After laughing at the kids in it, I thought about how similar we are when we are tempted by something. Often we see how close we can get to it, without actually crossing the line. See if you see yourself in this one!

25 comments:

Brooke said...

i love marshmellows so it would have been hard for me!

in life i'm like the kid just nibbling on the edge.

Pat said...

I like the little sweetie who ate it while the lady was still giving instructions!
I'm afraid I see myself in several of those kids!

septembermom said...

That was tough to resist!

Nancy said...

Too cute, I wouldn't have eaten it I don't care for them.

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Mari,

Thank you for you comments at my last post.

If you have a bit of time, in invite you to re-read the last part of my Sept 30 post. I have re written it and shared more of what I am personally going through. I will surely appreciate your prayers at this time.

Love
Lidj

Groomer Angie said...

THAT was adorable! I would have had a hard time too.

Mary said...

Mari,

Ah, temptation is great but the rewards of waiting are greater. LOL Very cute and I think it is human nature to get as close as we can without crossing the line.

Thank you so much, my friend, for your prayers, support and caring over the last few days. You will never know how much it means to me.

Blessings,
Mary

Crown of Beauty said...

Thank you... you are such a blessing, especially at this time.

Love
Lidj

Kathy said...

Great object lesson on lots a stuff! Might try that one with the kids...or I might just eat the whole bag myself. : )

Bonnie said...

very cute ! i would have licked it a few times ...

Hootin' Anni said...

That's cute...but it wouldn't be me. Ewwww, no thanks.

Mari, hope your Friday will be a good one.

remistuff.blogspot.com said...

Now if it had chocolate and maybe a graham cracker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No stopping me!

{ jamie } said...

Funny!
But to be really tempting, I agree with remistuff -- I'd need some chocolate & a graham cracker!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

This is too cute. My favorite were the twins and then the last boy at the end. How hard this was for some and how easy it was for others.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jennifer said...

I thought for sure we would see one of them licking it. That is so cute.
Smiles!

Betty said...

I didn´t have time to watch the video till now, but it was good I did. This is soooo much like us! Great post!! Something to think about!

Connie said...

Wow! how hard that would be for a kid. So true to our human nature.

Debra said...

This was so cute to watch! Like Heart2Heart said, I also loved the last boy and the twins! Even though they were truly tempted, they resisted...what a great lesson!!!

Deb said...

That is soooooo cute!! Those poor kids:)

Demara said...

On my phone i'm unable to see the video but I will have to see it when we have internet on the pc again! THX for the bday wishes! :))

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I had to crack up at the little girl who was pretty much eating it while she was getting the directions. Then the ones that were picking off teeny pieces to get around the rules...what an object lesson that is! I'm still amazed none of them licked it.

But me, not a huge marshmallow fan, so I'd have just taken a nap.

Sarah Dawn said...

Marshmallows, no thanks. But I too can be tempted if I don't stay grounded in God.

Blessings to you sweet one,
Sarah Dawn

A Stone Gatherer said...

Loved it! I don't think I would have made it. Well maybe. Marshmallows are really good, but not as good as say, Kam's carmel corn. I wouldn't have survived then!!!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing, Mari. :)

Lynn said...

Cute! Great parallel to our own temptations in life. Just a nibble usually doesn't work...