“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”
Children are a blessing and sometimes we don’t always remember that. In those moments of craziness, when you are hoping your children will be worn and tired from the events of the day they surprise you and the opposite happens. You now have children amped up and running in circles around your already exhausted self.
In those moments patience and self-control should be present but seem to fly out the window. (At least for me). I usually end up having to say sorry and let’s start over tomorrow on a better note to my children.
But what if we hit the reset button in the midst of the chaos? What if we figure out a way to redirect their energy into something constructive, something that ends up more like play time?
Our children remember more of how situations made them feel rather than what was actually said or done. So instead of yelling and trying to control the chaos to make it stop, redirect all that energy into something fun.
Remember children are a blessing and we need to remind them that they are a blessing to us. It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of controlling the chaos that we forget our children need to hear how much they bless our lives, despite the chaos.