Thank God for kids, there’s magic for a while

17 Jul

Lately it seems I’m exhausted with the Wee-woods. Then I realize its not them I’m exhausted with but that I’ve slacked or failed to embrace my role in raising them.

Profound statement time: Raising kids takes much more discipline on the parents aspect than on the children’s.

All day I’m constantly teaching our children something. Lately the theme has been to love your sister. After an extremely rough day and meltdown on behalf of the eldest Wee-wood a new verse went up on our wall. If you’ve been to our home you will see verses on regular paper written in marker with pictures drawn for some words. This really has helped my non-readers to memorize scripture. So on this particular day Matthew 19:19- (Honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself); went up on our wall.

Also He-wood has spent the last few days to take the girls to breakfast, they had mentioned they missed their daddy daughter dates…training time again on behalf of the adults- make time to do what the kids want.

So today I’m urging you to persevere and stick to what training your child needs even though its so difficult. (I remember having the ultimate potty training regressor but today we’ve conquered that mountain). I’m urging you to cultivate the relationship with your child no matter how old they are…turn off their video game or television and take them to eat someplace or sit down and do crafts together…or just ask what they are thinking. Yesterday I asked Wee-wood 1 what she was thinking and she said she was thinking of keeping her brother out of the Christmas tree this year! Precious…we hope Wee-wood 3 is here by Christmas, although we don’t expect he will be crawling by then.

Embrace the role God has designed for you as a parent. Realize things that improve your relationship and harmony within the home. For us our girls don’t need TV, I love when its not on and I can hear their singing. Yes, they might fuss for a second but then such creative play comes out that its worth a little fussing!



2 Responses to “Thank God for kids, there’s magic for a while”

  1. jolene July 17, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Thanks so much for the wise words She-Wood! I am encouraged to continue what we all know is a calling, to raise our children with love and patience.

    • kimist July 17, 2012 at 11:58 am #

      Love and patience indeed! It’s so true that when I get frustrated at my kid for something its usually frustration with myself that I haven’t been enduring on my end!

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