I wanted to share a favorite quote of mine, one I learned at a local conference. It validates our repetitive parenting tasks and casts each diaper change, reread story, retold instructions, dinner made again, dishes and laundry again and again all in a new light.
Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore, they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again” and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says, every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike, it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
Nothing worth doing is easy. Homeschooling is worth every moment. Invest liberally into your children’s souls. Galations 6:9 urges us on, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Do not give up.
Tip for the day: Set a schedule that your children can follow. Teach it to them and enforce it until it becomes a habit. When you are multi-tasking--juggling many important tasks, their schedule, once learned, will keep them going and teach them to be self-learners.
Shared by April Shepherd, November 2022