A Cheerful Heart Has a Continual Feast

A cheerful heart has a continual feast. (Proverbs 15.15b — NASB)

One of the things I love most about my family is that we can laugh together. Maybe someone is doing a jig in the middle of the grocery store, or someone tells a joke that is so dumb it’s funny, or we’re just teasing each other.

I am very glad that we haven’t lost the ability to laugh. That’s just one of the graces God has lavished on us.

I came across the quote below from C. S. Lewis, and it represents our family very well.

(Feel free to download the picture for your own personal use.)

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Sometimes, I just wonder.

IMG_20140306_225255Cute kid, huh?  Notice anything in particular? 

So Princess Pink comes up to me the other day and says, “Mom, I hurt my head.”  And I’m like, “What happened?!?”  And she says, “I was dragging my head across the carpet…”  “What!?!“, I reply.  And then, my very beloved and intelligent daughter demonstrates to me how she purposely dragged her head across the carpet giving herself an ever-so-lovely rug rash burn.

Okay, yes that’s snicker-worthy, but it gets better. ..

She wanted to put a band-aid on it, and since I am forever running out them, she cuts a strip of sport’s tape and sticks it on her wound!  I tried to tell her, but who am I to tell an 8 year old about the pain involved when the said tape is removed from the said wound???

And so, the next day when she removed it…  We all heard it.

Our children are funny little creatures that need our guidance.  This concept of them knowing what they want at the ripe old age of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and you get the point… is just the result of someone’s philosophical idealism.

Don’t believe me? 

Ever tried to reason with a 5 year old?  Or in my case, an 8 year old…