Lee and I have both noticed a pattern.
Our middle child has been going from one destructive activity to the next. No sooner will you tell her to stop one action, she’ll pick up something else equally problematic.
Last night she put her napkin in the cup of water and then squeezed it on the floor, pulled the dogs ears, tore up a stray paper into tiny bits all over the floor, pulled out nearly every toy she owns, all in an astounding 45 seconds flat. She’s been acting this way several times in a day. Nevertheless, getting into trouble isn’t the problem. I believe the biggest problem is boredom.
A lot of spiritual problems come with being bored— when I’m busy and active, I don’t have time to worry, be depressed, or even be angry. There’s a reason God tells us to fill our minds with good things, and to work hard and be diligent. Now I need to do some brainstorming for my little girl, and I want to remember that my desire is to approach parenting from a biblical perspective. I’ll keep you posted.