I have been told a lot lately of the things I "should" "would" and "could" be doing. How I am not doing it right.
So a wonderful friend, Kathryn Rush, told me to make a list for myself of all the things I am doing right.
I get my son to seminary every morning on time.
We have family scripture study every morning.
We have family prayer and eat breakfast together.
My children are dressed appropriatly for the weather and for school before they walk out the door.
Homework is done and library books are found.
Class snacks are made and delivered cheerfully.
Mom attends each party so that child can feel special.
Play doh is played with and finger paints are used liberaly in this home.
Children come home to a clean and orderly home.
Clothes are washed and folded and waiting for them to put away.
Food is always readily available to them.
Each child has a time to tell me about their day and what they are needing.
Lists are made and promptly taken care of.
Friends are welcome at all times.
If need be mom will be the chaperon to for a movie date. I won't even sit by them so they can still be "cool" in front of their friends.
Reports are always worked on as a team effort.
I make my children help out around the house and especially with each other.
Dinner is made by me every night and we sit as a family every night to eat it and discuss the day and any concerns.
When I am busy with one child it is not un-common for me to ask another to read the girls their bedtime stories.
Yes, the girls get stories every night followed by prayers.
There is a bedtime routine that all must follow.
When I do go out, and yes I do go out. I do so between the hours of 8 pm to 10 pm.
Occasionally I will go out before that. And that is perfectly acceptable to have Daniel babysit..
We go to church every Sunday.
We are active in our callings.
I make sure the boys are there on Wednesday nights and participating in the scouting program.
So for those to think that my life does not revolve around my children. I DARE them to try this routine by themselves for a week. I will more than gladly give them the chance.