Some days it’s a challenge to get the routine done--you know, the little things that nobody notices, unless they’re not done. After a weekend with the family here, I had run the dishwasher twice, and was just finishing pots and pans, when I noticed water on the floor. The drain in my kitchen sink had failed, so now I really couldn’t finish the dishes. Fortunately, my husband is a handyman and got the sink repaired the next day.
Parenting involves teaching our children to be productive workers. This is a Christian value we can pass on by example. Although we may grow weary of doing the routine, our daily work patterns give us a wonderful opportunity to model, teach, and share with our children. Paul talks about this his second letter to the Thessalonians:
“But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good."
(II Thessalonians 3:13)
What routines have given you opportunities to lead your children?
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