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!”
LOL – I love this!! I wonder what my girls would say. hmm….
What more can one say but, “Ahhhhhhhhhhh!”
aw…clearly, that’s the blessing intended to reward your sincere effort to be accountable to your girls. You’re setting a beautiful example.
Peace and good.
Lauren @ My Life... says
Oh!!! Your oldest is so sweet! She deserves an extra big hug!
shari lynne @ Faith Filled Food For Moms and Grandmothers says
Yay! Queen Mommy! LOL Love that! I think somehow as the kids get older they most definately become more sensitive to Mommies as being real live people..
Cara Riggles says
Love it! BTW, love those shirts the girls are wearing! Cute!
Susan Evans says
You’ve got guts, asking that question. LOL
Sarita Edgerton says
Sounds like she was buttering you up! I would not want to know the answer to this a yet now I am gonna have to ask it! Thanks a whole bunch!
Awww! What a sweetheart!