The kids and I went outside this morning. We had been cooped up for various reasons, colds, rain, etc. I strapped Simeon on my back (in my favorite birthday gift), gave Basil a haircut in the swing, took the trash barrels out to the street, and we ate peanuts on the end of the slide.
Someone said the peanut shells were like treasure chests and the peanuts are the treasure hiding inside. Made me smile.
Kid thoughts aside, it was nice to get out and enjoy my own peanut treasures.
I’ve realized that I need to be enjoying them more….talking with them, letting them help me with my activities, teaching as I go and just enjoying them as the blessings they are. Too often I get so busy with what I’m doing and try to shoo them away like they are burdens…only to have to leave what I’m doing to put out a squabble or check up on em. All that to say, I’m learning a lot. (check out the woodshed to get more of the idea…we’re trying to implement some of these ideas in our home…if you do read the site, let me know what you think).
In trying to find my place as their God-given authority to instruct them in His ways, I’m understanding more about my own need to learn the same things on a different level.
“Blessed art Thou O Lord, teach me Thy statutes.”…………..