This next week Lee is off every day except Wednesday. The base commander declared it a holiday week for all military members. We’re still talking about what we will do, although the second half of the week Lee’s grandpa and aunt are coming for a visit.
I’m enlisting Lee’s help in several child-rearing goals. I’m scatterbrained enough that I often forget to take Bethel potty (I’m sure a timer would be helpful). I think our lack of success is as much my fault as hers. I’ve been successfully taking her once after breakfast, but that’s not been a high yield time for her. Having Lee around will help enormously, particularly because he can entertain baby while I’m trying to focus on Bethel, but also because he can help me remember.
We’ve also noticed that Bethel has been needing several reminders to obey lately. It’s been hard to determine whether she really isn’t hearing/ paying attention, or whether she is ignoring our voice. We’ve recently observed that she nearly always seems to know what she’s supposed to do when prompted; this was not the case in the past. (She’d have no idea what was said to her when you asked What did mommy tell you to do?) I think we’ll probably be working on that. Having both of us at home is going to be useful.
As well, we’ve been working on teaching them Psalm 51:10 in the morning and at night. I’m always amazed at what they do not know. When I asked what a right spirit was, or a clean heart, neither one of the older children knew. It was a good reminder to me not to assume they are picking up accurate definitions and understanding of Scripture. They must be taught. Brilliant, huh?