On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Kid

After a month of school behind us, I decided to implement my morning-chores-with-a-scripture idea that I came up with this summer. 

Every morning the kids get a scripture verse on one side of paper with a list of menial chores to do on the other.  I've been picking verses directly related to attitude (October will be obedience).  Today's scripture says "whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to God." 2 Cor 5:9 NLT

I used it as a launching place to discuss a few of the behaviors the kids have been doing lately that have not been pleasing.  The whole time WG had her hand raised and I was getting irritated because she has a habit of interrupting and I just wanted to make the point about today's verse.  When I finally finished, I sighed and said, "yes WG.  What was SO important?"

"Well, yesterday I was on the slide at recess.  And this girl accidentally kicked me when she climbed up the slide and she said 'sorry kid.'"


"and then I said, 'well, actually, we're ALL kids. Because, you know, we're all sons and daughters of God, right? So I told her that only GOD is an adult.' And she said she didn't know that and she gave me a hug."

*big melted mom on the kitchen floor*

Geez. This kid knocks my socks off!

Using today's verse, I think it's safe to say that WG was pleasing to God while she was away. :)


GB's Mom said...

WG is your joy to get you through the hard stuff. Never forget. Good luck at the doctors!

Story of our Life said...

New to you blog. Just came over via Corey's...love love love this! ! heck, this verse I need to hear today

Bren said...

This made my day!!! LOVE it!