I'm am absolutely amazed at how children have absolutely no respect for adults!! We took a trip to Chuck E Cheese tonight, you know, the germ-infested "fun" place for children. Anyway, there were some boys climbing ON TOP of the little car my 4yr old wanted to ride. I told them they better get down before they fell or got hurt(very nicely) and this little smartie, approx. 6yr old looked right in my face and said, "You know, your're NOT my mom!" Seriously, I don't know why it shocks me, but it does. If an adult said that to me when I was young, I would have jumped down and ran away...scared! But now, they just look at you like who in the world do you think you are telling me what to do?? Is this the "self esteem" talking that the world, television, and public schools have sold these children?? It is really sad, actually. One day, these children are going to learn that the world does not revolve around them, that they can actually be WRONG, and someone, someday, is going to put them in their place. As for me, I just said, "My son wants to ride on this ride, so you need to get down...NOW!" And, away they went, yelling and screaming like uncivilized barbarians...Maybe it wasn't so christian, but I think I was shocked at the nerve of all of them. A 4 member, 6yr old gang. Well, they weren't keeping my little one from his Bob the Builder ride!!!
And...all that fun because we had a $50 gift card!! Can't wait to go again!!!
On another, more spiritual :) note, we did try something tonight during our family worship that worked wonderfully. Our 2yr old had been practically climbing the walls during our reading time, so tonight I got out a blanket and explained to him that during worship, he had to sit and stay on the blanket. It actually worked! He stayed there the entire time & was not a distraction at all! We have begun working through the Shorter Catechism. We are using the book Teaching Hearts, Training minds by Starr Meade. It's easy for the little ones to understand, but deep enough to give the older ones some things to study and ponder on. It has opened up some good conversations.
This is not something we have always done as a family, but as we begin, it is a tremendous blessing to all of us and I am grateful the Lord has brought us to this place at this time.
Striving to please HIM in all that we do