Friday, February 23, 2007

A Full Friday

Train up a child in the way he should go ; even when he is old he shall not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6

Today could have been a very hectic day. Grandma and I had to be at the doctor's office by 8 am. That meant that we had to leave the house by 7:30. Early, especially on a cold day. We ran a few errands while we were out, and returned home around noon.

My dear children had finished their school lessons that had been assigned to them, and were eager to get on to other things. While I felt like half of the day was gone, I wasn't feeling overwhelmed, because my children pitched in. What a delight!!!

Collin wanted to make dinner, and treated us to delicious stuffed shells. He did a wonderful job cooking, and even cleaned up the kitchen. Abigail made a repeat of last night's dessert. I didn't even have to supervise this time. She got along perfectly without me. Autumn started the cleaning chores without being asked. Since I had to retrieve my 15 yr old son, Mac, from public school, and take him to work, I was thrilled that everyone pitched in.

Yes, I realize that the above verse doesn't necessarily pertain only to teaching your children how to run a household, but it does pertain to this idea, nonetheless. What a blessing my children were to me today!

1 comment:

Haus Frau said...

Life skills is something many young people know nothing about. Your children *know* and bless you because of it. :o) My daughter's knick-name is Cinderella (also Cinderellen as her name is Ellen). She is an amazing home keeper and is working on the cooking aspects but it isn't her favorite part. She hopes to marry a man who cooks. lol!