We were minutes away from putting a big fat check mark in the “Grandparent Win” column when everything fell apart.
The grandchildren had been with us for a couple of days and everything was wonderful! They’d eaten well, napped on schedule, slept all night long, and we were packing them up to take them home, when I saw it: continue here
What do you want?
You can’t have ice cream for breakfast, you have to eat something healthy.
I don’t want something healthy, I want ice cream. I only like ice cream.
This is better for you.
I won’t eat it. I will only eat ice cream. I’d rather starve.
Just about every parent of a child older than three has had this conversation. What will you continue here
Our little grandson loves to ride with Papa in the golf cart. Part of the thrill is that he thinks he’s in control. He likes to tell Papa where and when to turn. If he had his way, the rides would last much longer and go much further than they do.
Eventually though, Papa takes over and brings them home. But until the final decision is made, our grandson is in charge. He has designated himself read more here
I’ve recently heard of a focus among many Christians that has been described as both a “new movement” and “a forgotten way” – something mystical that will enhance our Christian walk. New? Old? Which is it? And what are we missing out on that is simultaneously newly discovered, and recovered? Continue here