The kids really stuck to their new determination to work hard and learn without any prodding from me. There was such a sense of peace around here today, it was wonderful. I was actually able to sit down with my daughter and help her understand her work, and I could see my son’s concentration. I guess sometimes they just need to let loose and melt down a bit to build themselves back up. I have been a mom for 22 years and kids still baffle the dickens out of me.
I also wanted to share with you the comment my Dad left on yesterday’s post. I don’t know how many of you the read the comments left by others but I really felt what he had to say was great. (I may be a bit biased by the fact that my dad is the best.)
“I think that we all have our “down days”, especially during the winter months when we can’t get out to enjoy God’s wonders. When I was working, I noticed that many of my friends at work had more “down days” than normal. I assume children too have those days. They also get discouraged with school and the apparent “lack of progress and achievements” and may sometimes also need a “booster shot” where they can see accomplishments.
Hang in there ya’ll.”
Then he came back and added this:
“I don’t know if part of children’s attitude and “despair” has anything to do with all the bad news we read and see on the tube. If we believe all that we hear about the state of the economy and forget that God has plans for His children and that we should not worry about tomorrow…all will be better in the world.
Some children need to have this reinforced and that their future is to be provided for…like the birds and lilies of the field…they are always provided for.”
He is so smart. Thanks, Dad.