June 6, 2011


They say, "The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again but excpect a different result." So, that means that everyone in my house needs to be institutionalized. For example, I have been taught that consistency in discipline is going to pay off.
However, that payday must be far in the future because no matter how many times I have drilled into their heads AND reminded them in the moment to, "obey the first time" they ignore me, none the less.
SO, am I insane to expect that this time it's gonna work?

Or when my husband comes home everyday expecting to walk into a spotless, peaceful sanctuary of a home and gets shot down daily because that expectation is simply more than this insane Mama can muster; does that make him insane?

How about our children?
Milo comes to the supper table every single night and throws a tantrum (yes, he's 6) because he "hates!" this food. Every single night....
Autry (almost 5) still cries and screams when he's angry or frustrated despite being told a bazillion that screaming and crying NEVER gets you what you want.
And Fin is still only 2 but runs in the house more times a day than I can count regardless of how many times (in the same day) he slips or trips on the wood floor and hurts himself.

Is this insanity? It certainly feels like it.....
But Scripture says:
Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Ephesians 6:4
And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

Thus, I'm praying that He will give me peace in my heart and like the p31 woman;
Proverbs 31:26
She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
I want to be like her.... truly.
And I'll just keep praying that I can hold out until all this training up and consistency comes to fruition.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

It's so hard to have peace with all the kiddie chaos going around. I have two sons of my own and they are the exact same way lol. If its one thing I pray for everyday is that I have peace and patience during those crazy times. Just keep praying :)