It was a far cry from last Wednesday night, though I have to admit I was secretly laughing then. They had gotten into a ridiculous disagreement about something. Apparently Madi had the upper hand in this skirmish, and Trevor had just had enough. From the other room I heard him say in complete and total frustration, "That's it, Madi. NO ELECTRONICS UNTIL MONDAY!!!"
I'll let you guess who normally gets grounded from electronics around here. :)
Here's the thing about doing life together. You're going to have wonderful, idyllic moments that make life and relationships incredibly meaningful; and you're going to have moments where the people you love most frustrate you to the point of grasping for the worst possible punishment you can think of to put them in their place!
My kids are figuring out how to do life together. They are learning how to get along.
To be honest, most days they are the sweetest little pair! But they also have their less than stellar moments.
Just like all of us.
My parents will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday. That just amazes me! 40 years of life together, a happy life at that!
Regarding the issue of marriage, I've often heard my dad (who has not only been married for 40 years but has been doing pastoral counseling for nearly as long) say this...
It is so, so basic, but isn't that how most profound truth is?
Sometime we need to get back to the basics!
We need to go back to the Biblical principles of being nice and kind and working things out with one another that we were taught as children.
Just as I want my kindergartner and second grader to learn to get along as we navigate through life and share this home together, I want that for us as a family.
And for your family.
Let's all work on this in our homes!
I have a feeling it could make a huge difference in our relationships.