Allegations, arguments and attitudes

Allegations, arguments and attitudes

One of the toughest times of the day for me as a parent is bedtime.

Here’s why….

I grew up with an ongoing case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out for those of us over 40 😊) and my parents still tell stories about me sneaking out of bed and falling to sleep on the stairs.

Since I’m the adult now and in charge of bedtime…I worry about the kids getting their own case of FOMO, so most often I am their advocate for a little more time before bedtime.

On the other hand, Leigh-Ann has been with them all day and after fourteen hours of school work, noise, arguments, and a growing amount of testosterone, she is more than ready for them to get to bed, so we can relax. (And because “growing boys need sleep!”)

Well, last night after spending time together watching some football and multiple negotiations about staying up later, the boys went to bed. I had carried up the first two and was coming down for our oldest when we heard a shriek….and bawling…
He kicked me…
It wasn’t even hard…
Why did you kick him…
I was just joking…
After several rounds of pushups and prayer, I finally had the situation under control….I thought. However, I could tell they were way too hyped up to lie down and fall asleep, so I thought up a competition.

If anyone talks, they have to pay $1 to the person who tells dad. As I walked out of the room, I thought about the legit parenting move I had just landed….and before I could get downstairs it backfired….more allegations, arguments, and attitude.

Ultimately, I ended the game and demanded they go to sleep quietly.

Ahhh….peace and quiet and family unity.

Do you ever long for unity and peace and quiet in your life?

This Sunday, our topic is unity and Pastor Dave will continue our study of the High Priestly prayer of Jesus in John 17. We will study the final verses where Jesus makes a specific request for his disciples to experience the same unity Jesus experienced with His Father.

Instead of allegations, arguments, and attitudes, you and I can experience this same unity Jesus requested for His disciples. There is much more on this topic, but you have to come Sunday.

I hope to see you at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity morning- remember PJ’s and Pancakes!) or 10:45 am, or watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.