Wednesday, June 1, 2011


“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.” Matthew 5:9

My goal this summer is to be the peacemaker without needing an actual “peacemaker”.

Just kidding. Made that one up myself!

It seems that a lot of my time during the summer is spent saying things like,

“Don’t do that…”

“Do this…”

“Stop that…”

“Why did you do that??”

“What are you doing??”

I know summer is just a few days old, but I think I’ve already said the above like 200 times already.

Today I had an epiphany. I began to hear the above bible verse in my head and decided that I would be the peacemaker. I also decided that I didn’t want their summer memories to be of me hovering over them, looking crazy and yelling things, and killing all the fun.

And so today, I tried something different. I came inside to enjoy the air conditioning and let them play by themselves. Ok, I secretly watched and listened through the window, but they were mostly on their own.

I like to think that my sanity has been preserved. I like to think that they had a better time without me saying, “Don’t do that!” and “Stop screaming!” 1,000 times. I like to think that this will help build their common sense about how to get along with each other.

The truth is: They’ll come inside when someone gets hurt.

And I’ll be there to patch things up.


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.