Monday, July 2, 2012

Nothing to do...HA

Oh, what a glorious summer we've had....even though it hasn't really been "lake" weather.  For the first month my children were content to just "be", to not have an adjenda, to go explore the woods - which we live smack in the middle of....BUT...ahhh always a "but". 
These past few weeks have been "Can I watch a movie?...Can I play video game?.. - ugh over and over and over again these questions come at me from all four children.

During the school season my children are only alowed to watch or play video game on Saturdays only - and even then it is limited.  They must have thought it to be a "summer free for all" - well they were wrong!  I said "no, not today".  I got disobiedient replies..."BUT Mom there is nothing to do..." (not from my oldest) 

Look what my children did inspite of the fact that there was "Nothing to do...."


They went fishing - aren't they cute!  I love the creativeness and I love that they played "fishing" for well over an hour before going onto frog hunting...then on to a few runs in the sprinkler and other various "things" to do...


I found my oldest working in the garden while our daughter was busy with a craft. 

It was a perfect summer day!  I'm so glad I said "No"...I'm looking forward to many more perfect summer days.

Are you saying "no"?  Pray and ask the Lord for guidance on what to limit - He will faithfully show you.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Dory--I love what a wonderful mother you are. (As you know,I am crazy about your children). I love that you stand your ground and do not give in to "easy". I love that you raise your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. I love that you are training them to use their minds. I love.....
Well you get it, I love so many things about you. Very nice job Mighty woman of God.

Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.


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