Spring Break Day Four & Five…Daddy’s Home!
Whenever the kiddos have a break, Dad tries to take some time off. We loooooooove having Daddy home!
We slept in (for us) and started our day around 6:30. My quiet time was a bit shorter, but still very good! I’ve been memorizing John 5:23-24 with Ann this week. Honor…belief…lessons that are easy to see reflected in what we’ve been trying to teach our children. While working with Hannah on her heart, using Gungor’s song, “Beautiful Things” to speak Truth to her, I have also been praying for the heart of my oldest. The bottom line: he’s too much like me! He has a whole slew of wonderful, confident traits from his father, but I have begun to notice his…discontentment. He wants to go, go, go and get, get, get and when he does the going and the getting he is satisfied for a brief breath and then he’s on to the next want. Talking, pleading, punishing, disciplining, discipling, praying has been the circle of our days. Though I have not always started off our conversations well (I may have “raised my voice” (or
yelled) or cried a time or two) I have been able to sit close to him on the couch and share how I get it. I get the kid-want side and I get the parent-enough side. I am finding with this one that relate-ability helps him know I’m not against him but all for him. When he doesn’t just see that Mom’s up in arms over his attitude but also wraps her arms around him, his heart softens, his mind clears, his emotions settle, and he’s more apt to share, understand, and…smile. Needless to say, Papa’s had a fair amount of opportunity to “talk” to His daughter as well.
Okay, the fun stuff!
Sometimes during Spring Break you need to Spring Clean, and it is MUCH easier to do when the man is helping! (I don’t usually Spring clean til the end of Summer or beginning of Autumn.)
Onto the weekend which is also Spring Break because there’s NO BASKETBALL for the boys and NO REHEARSAL for Nathan!