It may appear that I only blog about my boys – I promise I won’t. 🙂 But today was pretty frustrating. I had a meeting (with my pastor) after prayer meeting, and had the boys in with me. I asked them to sit quietly on the sofa, while I spoke to the pastor. You can imagine how well that went – after about five minutes they were giggling and carrying on on the sofa. And despite my speaking to them on a couple of occasions, they didn’t pipe down. I finished the meeting as quickly as I could and we left.
I was “extra” mortified about the situation because last year when we went to see our pastor for our annual marriage check up, one thing she counseled us strongly about was making sure we drilled obedience. Well – she was getting a chance to see exactly how well I was doing at that. 😦
As we drove home, I told them how frustrated and disappointed I was and had them stay quiet the entire way. I gave Jalen another lecture about his disobedience as I was letting him out of his car seat. I told him to go upstairs and change his clothes and I would put him to bed after I finished with Joshua. Imagine my surprise when I got to his room: not only had he changed his clothes, but this boy who delays sleep time as long as possible, had put himself into bed and turned out the light.
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I think Jalen outwitted his Momma. In going to bed promptly, he ensured he fulfilled the obedience part but also avoided any further lecture or spanking!!
I think you are absolutely correct!!! 🙂