Obedience

You Are Right in Saying I Am a King…

by Monica
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The music is one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season. Gracie has decided her favorites are Three Ships and Go Tell it on the Mountain. For me it’s Joy to the World! I think we’ve had those three songs on a continuous loop in the car for the […]

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Yes, I Understand You.

by Monica
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I have found one of the unending aspects of parenting is moving your child to accepting the distinction of authority in the adult-child relationship. (AKA: Obedience.) We went through about a two week period where Grace was in a constant state of defiance. Every time I gave her directions I […]

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You Were A Good Mama Today

by Monica

Grace: Age 3 It was one of those days. A day of tantrums and testing. Grace was in an utter state of rebellion. I liken the battle to subvert the sin in her heart to that of the 101st Airborn on the eve of defending Bastogne in World War II. […]

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Fresh Out

by Monica

“NO!” Grace screams in defiance when I call her to clean up. “That’s another ticket.” I say. I hang her fifth ticket of the day for inappropriate behavior. “This is your fifth ticket. That means you have to spend the rest of the day in your room.” She explodes in […]

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Reality Check

by Monica

I remember the first time I got “had” by my own kid. It was at the dinner table and she was less than two years old. Grace had not quite finished eating but was getting fidgety. “I wanna get down.” She said. “Not yet, we’re still eating.” She fidgeted more […]

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Don’t push Caleb!

by Monica

“Don’t push Caleb!” Gracie said firmly to herself for about the one-thousandth time in the last week. “That’s right.” I chimed in. “Don’t push Caleb. We don’t push anyone. No Pushing!” “No pushing!” She repeated. “Don’t push Caleb!” Once every-other week Grace goes to Ms. Monica’s learning center where she […]

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