Every morning my girls and I come up with a new writing prompt, and then we proceed to write together for 10 minutes. Brianna is my 16 yr old and Autumn is my 9 yr old. Here’s our conversation from a few days ago…
Me – “How about we do the prompt, Aspirations of Autumn?”
Brianna – “Mom… that’s so one dimensional since we already know exactly what Autumn will do when she grows up.”
Well, I wasn’t going to do another Midnight Madness tonight, but I began to think twice after reading to my daughter from her Bedtime Bible.
Normally this book isn’t too bad, aside from the very glossed over parts about what truly happened in certain stories. I suppose they figure it’s a children’s book, so they have to keep it somewhat discreet.
However, after reading it tonight, I have finally come to realize just how ill advised this book really is. And I began to wonder if this is the reason why so many Christians are often left confused on how they should treat other people.
Here’s one of the bits of advice given for today, on “How to Treat Friends…”
“If your friend is sad, do not try to cheer him up, that will only make him feel worse.”
Do not try to cheer him up??? What? I nearly took the book and threw it against the wall! Thank goodness she wasn’t reading this piece of garbage by herself, and I’m fairly sure we can find a much better book to read next time. Thankfully we have a whole set of Dr. Seuss!
So there I was, reading aloud the features that come with the new iPhone X…
“The super retina display dazzles the eyes and employs techniques to precisely follow the curves of the design all the way to the elegantly roundedcorners.The first OLED screen that rises to the standards. Familiar gestures make navigation natural and intuitive. Instead of pressing a button, a single swipe takes you home from anywhere. A larger and faster 12MP sensor. A new color filter with Deeper pixels, etc…”
And then my sweet and very innocent 16 yr. old daughter, who obviously picked up on the bolded words above, says to me…
“Mom, I feel like I’m listening to Fifty Shades of Phones.” 😉
For health class today, we were discussing attitudes between children and their parents. We had to read a cartoon about a girl and her mother having a fight and then learned how they resolved their conflict.
I said to my girls… “I think it’s really great that I hardly ever have any conflict with you girls. You always seem to do what you’re told and I never seem to have a problem with either one of you.”
Then I decided to ask them why they always behave so well.
Brianna said, “Because mom… we know better than to get you upset with us.”
I said, “Why, do I rule with an iron fist?”
Brianna said, “Yes mom, you really do, but at least you rule us with a cute, adorable, iron fist.
I was busy writing in my office tonight, when my little Auti charged through the door and announced that she had a huge surprise for me. She proceeded to drag me out of my office, through the living room, and then stopped me right in front of my bedroom door. I was told to shut my eyes, and was then led into my bedroom where our family computer resides. I was finally told to open my eyes and have a peek. This is what was on the computer screen, written just for me…
Dear mommy I love you and I want to say you’re the best I love you and you love me every day is the best with you and I think you think the same thing I hope you’re doing well so I love you hopefully you enjoyed reading this as I loved writing this have a wonderful night from: autumn ;-D
This was just the sweetest note I could ever receive! I think perhaps we need to work on her punctuation a bit, but there was no way I was going to point that out when her big blue eyes were staring up at me, looking for approval. She’s currently in my bedroom again, writing poetry and yelling for me to come and take a look. So I mustn’t keep her waiting! Sounds like it’s a Christmas poem this time! Lol… 😉
If you happened along a creepy tunnel, and you saw a light at the end of it, would you venture in further to investigate where the light was coming from?
Both of my girls said, that they would investigate the light, and I said I’d turn around and go back the way in which I came. Brianna thought that was unwise, and said the place I came from was probably worse. I said, “Well, I came from that place and survived, so it must not have been that bad.” And yet she insisted that going towards the light in the creepy tunnel was still the better option. Then at the last minute she added this… “Well mom, you’re forgetting… we all initially came from a creepy tunnel.” I couldn’t help but bust out laughing. The joke was totally lost on little Auti. Thank goodness for that!