It started off with a simple request.
"Clean your room, please." They were even promised a "night off" after rooms were clean.
The typical look we get when the kids are told to clean their rooms. This photo was actually taken 15 minutes before we told her to clean...she was distraught about something completely unrelated.
What is this obsession we have with hard work?
Why do we place so much value on it, almost above all else? (We must work hard BEFORE we sleep, take a lunch break, or schedule time with the family.)
I do not denounce the value of dedication, committment, and effort. However, there is a huge elephant in the workroom that we are all ignoring.
I share this today because I found out that this elephant is getting ready to trample over my kids.
This was a fable given to my third-grade son, for which he was supposed to find the main idea:
How RICH the experiences of my life actually are....yet what a practice it is to appreciate that.
Today is a rainy, dark day here in Indiana. Being a Sunday, one on which the kids begged to stay home, it seemed like a perfect day to get some writing done for one of my projects.