This past week I did not find myself on several occasions acting like a child.
For instance, while playing Wii with my child, after I scored a 257 during a game of bowling, I did not prance around the living room singing, “I am the champion.” Not only would that be immature, but it would be setting a terrible example to my children on how to be a gracious winner.
While cutting my quilt to make it all nice and straight for binding, I did not accidentally cut a strip wrong. Then of course, if I had done such a thing, I would respond by calming thanking God for this providence, and giving me the opportunity to learn how to fix my mistake. I would never respond by dropping to the floor, rolling around, while stopping me feet, screaming, “Nooooooo!”
If I were to throw such a fit, my youngest child would never respond with, “Mommy, you are funny.” Of course she would know by now that mommy NEVER overreacts to anything. Me, I am as cool and calm as a cucumber….always.
While giving my daughter her much begged for spelling quiz, I did not find myself disinterested and thinking on everything BUT spelling. Since I was so focused on the task at hand, I certainly was not giving her words to her like so, “Walk, W-A-L-K, Walk. I will take a walk in the woods.” When she would reply, “MOMMY!” I would surly notice right away my error, and not assume she was ready for a new word. Since I am so observant, I wouldn’t continue to do this several more times, before my sweet girl finally said, “Mommy, quit spelling the words.” I am an excellent and focused teacher…no way I would ever do this.
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