They have been home from school for 1 hour and 38 minutes and they have argued for half of that time. Nothing major and honestly they were only arguing they weren’t even fighting or running after each other. But as I was making dinner, I started getting annoyed and feeling my joy melt like a snowman on a sunny day.
Isn’t it funny how we build things up in our minds? Like they were going to act any other way today. They all just had school parties and are buzzing from the excitement of Christmas being less than a week away. I decided to remind myself that they will probably have a re-entry period over then next few days and then we will have Christmas to enjoy. This time will go so fast, and I can’t let a bad attitude on my part be the thing that steals my joy.
I pray that when your break begins you are able to stay connected to the things that matter and not get lost in the little disappointments or unmet expectations. We have a great deal of influence in our circumstances simply by choosing the most life-giving perspective.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY WINTER BREAK (for all my parents-of-school-age-kid readers).