It's one of those days when the kids are resistant to each other, to me, to school and to put it politely... No "perfect" kids or Mom around here! I always contemplate "skipping" Mondays but then I figure that Tuesdays would become the next "Monday". Do any of you have this challenge at your house?
At the end of the day, I am still praising God for 3 glorious gifts....
1~ It was a feast day and
2~He gives us treasures through our children. I was sitting with 3 of the school children having a serious discussion about writing personal narratives. Calmly and quietly (out of the blue) our angel baby 2-year old walks over to our table from her play area and says "Knock, knock..." We all stop talking and I reply: "Who's there?" She responds with "Cargo." And I say: "Cargo who?" (Admittedly not expecting her to say anything that made sense) Then she says "Car go beep, beep!" And she ran off down the hallway making roaring and beeping sounds like a car. The rest of us laughed one of those deep-belly-good-for-the-soul laughs since everyone swears they never taught her that! I choose to believe that God knew that we all needed a good laugh in the middle of our Monday Madness. It was not a coincidence that He used a precious child to deliver His message~a treasure for the day!
3~And finally, He gives us the gift of grace. I have learned that His gifts of grace come in all shapes and sizes throughout our day. In this case it came in the form of some extra "quiet" time in the afternoon since all children earned 3 behavior strikes, leading them to private reflection in their rooms! It also served as a healthy time-out for Mom...Hence my praise for the outcome of our Monday Madness, sprinkled with roses. *wink*
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