We’re actually in a calm period; our children seem to be playing well together, for the most part. And my current behavior challenges are bathroom challenges, not fighting challenges (including one child who doesn’t want to get up to go to the bathroom in the morning and is making a smelly place behind the bed).
This morning, though, David was looking at the news with me on the computer, and he wanted me to click on some explosion in the Middle East. Then he asked, “Why are they fighting?” I told him they were fighting because they were being proud and selfish. James tells us wars and fightings come from our lusts, our selfish desires. Solomon tells us that pride is the single root reason for contention. David’s eyes glazed over. I think I probably went into lecture mode too fast here. I should have asked more questions. Or maybe just a simple statement was all he needed.
Any ideas for questions next time this topic comes around?