I guess all it takes to get a funny, blog-worthy moment from my kids is to say that there have been none lately. It’s only been an hour since my last post.
So, I am trying to NOT let the girls take a nap today. Lately, we have been going to bed way too late, then they are exhausted about this time and end up sleeping for an hour or so, which leads to trouble at bed time. There has been way too much of this in the day time:
I went to Wal-Mart today to get some bananas, cookies to bake for our neighbor (hopefully there will be a post about how that goes later), and two index card spirals. I use my spiral for scripture from Bible Study or any that speak to me in particular. It has been a great tool; I thought the girls would find it helpful, too. I want to use them each morning and night and any time we need to, really…but the point would be to find verses that deal with things they might be struggling with. I asked Ruby first: “Ruby, what area are you having trouble with that you might need a verse for?” She said that she has trouble sharing her new Princess phone with Molly. I told her that was a good area to work on– sharing. And I got to work looking through my Bible to find a good verse for her. After a few minutes had passed, she said, “C’mon, let’s look in the New Testament. Isn’t there a verse in there about sharing my Aurora phone?” It was so funny. We chose I Timothy 6:18, “Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,”
Molly said that her trouble comes at bed time and when she always gets up. I told her that was disobedience. We looked up Ephesians 6:1 and wrote it in her spiral. “Children, Obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Her response was, “What about the bed?!” She is hilarious. I explained to her why we chose that verse for her. She seemed to understand….we’ll see.
We also picked up two Hannah Montana notebooks and some pencils and a sharpener. My girls have never watched Hannah Montana, but they know who she is.
And lastly, I leave you with what you would find in my kitchen right now…and I am sure it will get much worse before it gets better.