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Nail polish remover spilled, homemade pesto pasta dropped, salt shaker shattered. Ugh! Guess who did it. All.
Yep, it was me. After I thoroughly stained the table, I thought about how I’d react if one of my triplets had done that – eeks.
Days later when I spilled ALL the homemade pesto pasta we were so looking forward to, my kids came alongside me and helped me clean it up. As we scooped pasta off the ground, my daughter said, “It’s okay, we all make mistakes. No big deal.”
How often do I jump to frustration and impatience at my kids’ mistakes? This verse popped into my mind: “…you who pass judgment do the same things.” Romans 2:1
When I react imperfectly to my kids, I’m thankful for their unbelievable grace. It makes me want to lead with a whole lot more of it.
The next time our kids make a mistake, let’s think back to the last thing we broke, dropped, or spilled, and instead of reacting in anger, let’s choose calmness, and maybe even laughter (With all the things I’m dropping lately, I sure need to!).
And, I might have dropped my keys down an elevator shaft once. Read more about tapping into grace in my article, “Losing Keys and Finding Grace”.
Loved this meme from Her View From Home. So true…