I’ve been reading on different blogs about the “one” word for 2015 that God had given and I didn’t really have one or really think I needed one (no offence to those who do).
But guess what – I had a revelation and I think God gave me a nudge and gave me a new phrase for 2015…
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how to get my little ones, (9 and 7 years old) excited to sit and do school. Well guess what the revelation was – it’s my problem, not theirs.
I have been expecting them to work hard at their work, while I work hard at my work. We are not working together but we are working separately.
I am feeling pretty remorseful and guilty and somewhat shameful about sharing this.
I finally got it, the reason they aren’t excited is because I’m not excited to teach them.
Now I love having my children home, I always have and I always will, but I have gotten slack in the teaching stakes.
I’m pathetic really, so I believe the “no excuses” is God’s way of saying no more.
- I’m tired, I didn’t sleep well – NO EXCUSE
- I’ve got cooking to do – NO EXCUSE
- I need to clean up – NO EXCUSE
- I need to do the washing – NO EXCUSE
I’m sure if I think harder I could come up with heaps more, but these few are bad enough :-(.
So I’ve decided to get up earlier, spend time in God’s word, do some exercise, do some blogging and be ready to start the day when the children get up.
I’ve also decided to put aside the other things that I feel “NEED” doing and leave that till we’ve finished school.
It’s worked this past week and I pray that I can continue being excited to school my children and have that passion wear off on them.
Do you have a passion to school your children??? What ways do you stay excited??? Any advice will be gratefully accepted.
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