Thursday, November 10, 2011

While I Was Blogging...

I love that my children can do so many things on their own. 

I have worked hard to help them become capable in so many things.
(And by "worked hard" I mean that I sat back and allowed them do things for themselves.)

As a result, they are continually amazing me with their initiative to do things for themselves.

Like the day before yesterday, when the kids wanted to show me that they could mop the kitchen floor all by themselves...or earlier today, while I was blogging and Autumn decided to take a bath in the sink while Scarlett whipped up some chocolate milk for them enjoy while bathing.  They were happy as clams when I finally looked up to see why the water was running for so long.

And then there was the interactions yesterday when Guy was having a meltdown about losing his acorn collection, and Scarlett just quietly went about gathering items to console him in his loss.  She spoke softly to him and helped him to see the bright side, and they got through it together.

All of this comes from raising not just self-reliant children but spiritually self-reliant children.

If you'd like to know more about the things that I think are essential to raising spiritually self-reliant children, then hop on over and read my guest post at I Am Just Lu today!

Well, Scarlett tells me that my lunch is ready now (she's prepared a sandwich for me)...I think a relaxing soak in my kitchen sink sounds good right about now, don't you?!


  1. You are definitely doing something right over there, Jocelyn!


  2. You are amazing! I think my favorite part of this post is "(And by "worked hard" I mean that I sat back and allowed them do things for themselves.)" So true!

    A friend of mine is always asking how I taught my 2-year-old to entertain himself and the most honest answer is... inattention. (Mother of the year, coming up! :) We each have periods of the day where we do our own thing, and we have since he was just tiny, so he's really good at entertaining himself when I have other things I need to do... no kitchen sink baths, yet, though :) Enjoy your lunch!

  3. You are such a fun writer. I got my smile for this one today. Your children are adorable and creative those are wonderful gifts.
    Blessings to you for the smiles!

  4. Sounds a lot like our house, thanks for your posts I really enjoy them.

  5. So adorable, what sweet daughters :)

  6. Ahhh! That's too cute, seriously.

    Man, I need to teach my kids how to make me a sandwich!

  7. Ah, the pleasures of having children! Enjoy every moment because they will be all grown up before you know it!

  8. okay we need a photo of you in the kitchen sink....I like the title Spiritual reliant children for a book!

  9. They are certainly lucky to have such a wonderful mom, who sets such a wonderful example!

  10. I can't tell you how much this post helped me.