Wednesday, May 11


Monday afternoon the kids and I laid down on the living room floor and read The Friend.  One of the scriptures in the magazine caught my eye.  It's in James 1:19 and it says, "Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath".  I have been thinking about this scripture a lot since then.

Lately I have been feeling pretty frazzled as a mom.  My kids talk back to me constantly I feel like.  It seems that they can't hear me.  Especially in the morning when it's time to get ready for school and I ask a certain 5 year old to get ready for school 15 times and then my voice starts to rise and so does his and
by the time he gets to school I feel awful because I've forgotten to give him a hug and look into his eyes while telling him how much I love him.  I can see my bad behaviors exhibiting themselves in my children and I don't like it.

I have tried to read various parenting books but find myself getting really annoyed by them.  Do I really need a script to use with my children?  They seem a little pointless, especially when the kid in the book actually listens to the parent and my child just rolls his/her eyes at me and makes faces while I use the "script" on them.  Needless to say, I have been frustrated.
miss pink june 2009
When my kids speak to me I am usually doing two to a million other things and I don't take the time to actually listen to what they are saying.  Or, they are playing in another room and a situation arises and I don't listen to what's going on before reacting.  I speak without thinking about 97% of the time and I find myself getting angry over silly things.  
mr. orange december 2008
How much easier would things be if I was "swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath"?  Would I really need parenting books if I followed this simple scripture and the Golden Rule?    My kids would definitely treat each other as well as Mr. Blue and I better if they had a better example to follow.  Maybe instead of parenting books and "scripts" I truly do need the scriptures to be my guide.  I have been detoxifying my body for a little over a week now.  Maybe it's time I detoxify my relationship with my kids.
miss pink august 2010
mr. orange august 2010
Because let's face it.  They are pretty cool.


geri said...

Just what I needed! Can I please make that last picture the wallpaper on my computer?? :)

mommaquincy said...

They are very cool kids. Their mom is awesome, too. Kids just know how to push our buttons. The trick is to not let the button pushing work. Its a lot easier when they are parents!


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