Wednesday, February 10, 2010
What Determines A Successful School Day?
Who determines what success is or what it looks like? Is it having all the subjects taught? The house cleaned and organized? Laundry complete? Meal cooked and served on time? Not yelling at the children? Children who are lovingly disciplined? A happy mom and happy children? Having family worship? Time to exercise? Time to spend with the Lord? What is success? To, me it looks different than it does to you. However, these are questions that flow through my mind daily. I am not around other moms to visit with about their day. This is all trial and error with me. At first I thought that it was all of the above and the Lord has greatly humbled me on this one. Laundry is never fully complete, the house is never fully cleaned and organized (no matter how hard we try, especially with 5 little ones), school is often times interrupted, meals are not always cooked and served on time, mom and the children are not always happy, yelling occurs sometimes, exercise does not always get done, Bibles do not always get read, family worship does not always get taught, and children are not always lovingly disciplined. So, what determines whether or not your day was a successful day? Is it having helpful children who are considerate of others? Is it instilling a love for learning? Is it teaching your children that life is not always easy and not always having an answer for everything? What determines a successful school day? What does it look like when you have a large family?