Yep this is what I actually asked my girls. “Tell me one thing you would change about Mom if you could.” Constructive criticism is a good thing right? I put it out there and yet I still cringed inwardly and braced myself for what they would say.
I always have them answer littlest to biggest otherwise the little ones just copy the older ones. So I waited while Grace thought. Finally, she said something about cooking something different for lunch. Evidently that particular meal wasn’t her favorite. Well I got off easy that time. Whew.
Joy was ready with her answer and delivered it like a pro volleyball player serving the ball, “I would change you yelling at me during school work.” This one didn’t surprise me. It’s true. I lose patience quite often. I am and have been working on this! I admitted my sin to her and took a second to talk about how she might help me by being more cooperative. Ahem! I didn’t dwell on it though as change in me was the focus here.
As I turned to my eldest daughter, I held my breath and waited. “I know exactly what I would change. I would make you a queen!”