Monday, April 23, 2012

I Must Be Doing Something Right...

Today was a typical monday. Well, not exactly typical. It's really not every Monday that I have to carry my son kicking and screaming into school. And I'm not exaggerating, either. And I'm not talking about my 3 year-old. Caleb was literally screaming, "Put me down! I don't want to go to school!"  All while fighting his hardest to get out of my grasp.  So that was the start of my day.

Anyway, once I got him in the school, the principal took over, I left, and eventually, Caleb happily went to class. That's not really the point of this story, it's just  illustrates how stubborn and emotional Caleb can be sometimes.

After school, I opened Caleb's backpack to get out his lunch box and homework, etc, and there was an invitation in it. I let Caleb open it up. It was a birthday party invitation to Monkey Bizness, and Bryce was also invited. (Bryce was so excited because Caleb just went to a party on saturday at Skate City, and he had to stay home.)

As I was reading the details, I saw the dreaded date: Sunday.  I can't tell you how many times my kids have had to miss parties because they were held on Sunday. I felt so bad for them, but I said, "Uh oh, the party is on a Sunday." I was prepared for a meltdown, especially after this morning, but all I got was, "Huh. Okay."  That was it! Bryce reacted the same way! I'm positive I would have gotten a worse reaction if I told my kids kids we were out of fruit snacks!

At the time I was more relieved than anything else, but as I thought about it later, I felt so grateful to have such sweet, (sometimes) obedient children. What a blessing for them to know and understand that we keep the Sabbath day holy by not participating in everyday activities.  I am so proud of both of them. I know I can't take all the credit, but it does make me feel good to know that occasionally, I must be doing something right.


maugers said...

That's a great story :) I hate those sunday parties too.

Grammy of Nine said...

And I'm so grateful to have such good kids who do things that are right even when it is hard.

Carrrie said...

That is so great!!