Several months ago, we did away with our cell phones. We decided a home phone would be best for our family, since David already carries a work cell phone and I am at home the majority of the time.It was an adjustment at first, not being able to make a call while we were out running errands, but now I am so thankful that the temptation to chat on the phone while driving doesn't even exsist! I get to visit with the girls, sing, and (*gulp*) pay closer attention to my driving. And God has given me lots of teachable moments in the car that I would be missing if I was still on my phone. Today our 'lesson' while driving to Wal-Mart was about opposites:
"Mommy, I know what the opposite of hot is...COLD!"
"Wow Wubs! Let me try to fool you. What is the opposite of down?"
"UP! Do it again! Try to trick me again!"
This game continued for several minutes and Wubs was unstoppable! Then I asked,
"Naughty?" (I thought Wubs would respond "nice" but I had to giggle at her answer...)
"The opposite of being naughty is 'rest', Wubs?"
"Yeah, because whenever we are being naughty, you always tell me and Bella we need a rest! See? Naughty, REST!"
Precious Wubs! This week is vacation Bible school week and we have been up at the church from about 5pm until close to 10pm every night. The girls have been a little more argumentative with eachother this week, and I have been responding with extra grace before using our sad spoon because I know they are just really sleepy. Several times I have told them, "Even when we feel sleepy, we need to make choices that are pleasing to God." or "I know it's almost time for a good rest because my girls are choosing to disobey!" I guess Wubs has been reading in between the lines! wink!
"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life."- Titus 3:3-7