Saturday, November 7, 2009

Nature Study

Earlier this week we went out for a nature walk around our yard and our neighbor's too. We wanted to find some pretty leaves to make a fall wreath. That didn't happen. The trees around us have huge, brown, crumbly leaves. Oh well, maybe next year! But, we did enjoy finding a nice, fuzzy caterpillar to observe and play with.

I was delighted when our nature walk and study turned into a very productive time of yard work. My daughters and I worked hard to bag up all the leaves. My youngest daughter got bored and distracted quickly, and her older sister told her, "L if you don't work, you don't eat!" I laughed out loud at that one. She's heard me say that many times! But, I cringed at the tone in her usual sweet voice. She has heard that forceful tone from me. They learn the good and bad from us, don't they? This proves once again that children really do listen to you when you speak.

2 Thessalonians 3: 10
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

Keep working, girls. Supper is at 5!


Kristi_runwatch said...

Oh, I hate that when I hear my daughter speak in an angry or condemning tone that she picked up from ME. Children make excellent mirrors.

Nikki said...

Yes, children do make excellent mirrors. I have experienced countless amounts of conviction from the Holy Spirit through my children.

Pamela Jano said...

If a man doesn't work he shouldn't eat. I LIKE THAT! Your children are adorable.