We were all eating around the table. I was turned around in my seat feeding the baby in the highchair to the side of the table. As I was feeding him I realized that the other four kids were all going crazy, not following our dinner time manners at all. I looked at Jason for some help. He was sitting in the middle of the chaos staring into space and not hearing or seeing any of it. I’ve always been amazed at how he can tune things out. “Honey, what are you thinking about?” I asked him.
He grinned as he woke up and looked at the mayhem going on around the table. “I was thinking about the message on parenting we watched last night and wondering what I am doing wrong!”
Haaaa…. I love how you post your thoughts! I often think what am I doing wrong?? We repeat the same things over and over to our children….yet they don’t seem to get it. Then I realize, that God has to repeat, repeat and repeat for me to get it…Although I may get it at that moment, 2 hours later I may not.
Each child is different and we have one that is grown,married and has one of her own, and is doing a great job. So I know that some where along the way, either we did a few things right, or God handled our wrongs and made good with them in her!!
We certainly all make mistakes, and I’m sure no parent does everything right (maybe not even close). But when we constantly examine our methods and try to improve, God can use even our mistakes.
My husband has the same ability to tune everything out. I am extremely envious of his powers of concentration. I’m so distracted all the time — it really gets in the way of achieving my goals!
My husband always seems to tune it all out too. I’m going to have to ask him what he’s thinking next time…
I am the one in the house that can tune some things out. Usually when I wonder what I am doing wrong is when my girls are fighting with each other all day. It just seems that at some point the fighting and bickering should stop, but some days it just doesn’t!