Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday

This is our first full week of school. I went out for coffee with a friend. I came home and did a few things round the house and now I'm going to go swim laps. Then I'm having lunch out with my hubby. My first class is this evening. Bear left in a very bad mood this morning. Hopefully he turned on the charm when he got to school. I just went through his room and confiscated a few things. Tomorrow I'm going to talk about stealing. There isn't enough time to do the subject justice today. Put on your thinking caps and be ready to share. This is a hard one. Have a healing day. I'm off to swim! Michael Phelps look out.

6 comments:

Rick said...

Brenda, first the difficulty with your son, and then I post your doodle on my blog. You are having a hard day. Don't drown!

Brenda said...

HEE HEE. I gave you permission to post the doodle. My son does not have permission to steal. So you are not in the same boat. Our Y pool had been closed for 3 weeks for cleaning. I have been working out almost every day but I tell you what swimming uses different muscles. I was hurtin'.

Christine said...

Maybe you could make posters over your doorway that say something like, "I pray that everything brought into this house, that does not belong, is covered in my never-ending love. May that love seep into my children who are stealing because they are frightened."

I could probably word it better, and with less sarcasm, if I had more time to think. We've dealt with this some, yet we haven't had them stealing from outside the house - just from one another. So, we include this idea into our mealtime and family prayers on occasion. I've actually prayer walked through my boys' room before. "Mom, what are you DOING?" "Honey, I know that sometimes you are tempted to take things from others because you feel like you've lost control. I am praying my love and God's love all over anything here that doesn't belong to you. I'm putting goodness into the poor choices."

We haven't had stealing in weeks now. :)

Brenda said...

This is so good. I am including it in the blog tomorrow if it is ok with you.

Rachelle said...

I bet you would give Michael Phelps a run for his money, or should I say swim for his gold medal. Ok, that was dumb. Hope the swim helped though!

Brenda said...

Rachelle,

I might be able to beat Michael Phelps because he would be laughing so hard he would not be able to swim.