Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Friends, Discipline, and Snow (and other random thoughts!)

If you read the comments on my previous post, you'll find some wonderful news there from my dear friend, Melissa. I couldn't be happier to hear that she is expecting a baby sometime around Christmas. I know that she and her husband have been anxious to report such great news, and so to her, I say: CONGRATULATIONS, mommy! Our family couldn't be happier for you!

I can't think of a better stocking stuffer.

In other news, as we sat around the dinner table last night feasting on chicken and wild rice, the baby decided it would be fun to throw as much of his meal on the floor as possible. The dog, of course, didn't mind, but daddy had to send a message that he was not pleased with this behavior. After a couple times of being told "NO!" and still continuing to throw the food overboard, his little hand was smacked. Immediate tears followed, not just by Caden, but Cody as well. Soon, I had two little boys crying over spilled food and smacked hands.

I later told Cody that I love his compassionate little heart. That is a quality I pray he takes with him throughout life. We explained to him that we had to smack his little hands when he was little like Caden too, to teach him the difference between right and wrong, to help protect him from danger, and to train him. We explained that God calls us to this. Through sniffles and leftover tears, he shook his head that he understood, but I could tell he was having a hard time understanding why his little brother had to feel pain when he did something wrong. The following verse is one of 49 in the bible talking about discipline. Who doesn't want a peaceful home and soul?

Proverbs 29:17
Discipline your son, and he will give you peace;

he will bring delight to your soul.

Finally, this is the scene out the window this morning. Since then, we've gotten even more. I would guess there's about three inches out there:

These are my neighbor's daffodils, and they are really taking a beating.

Oh please, Spring. Do not delay any longer!!!


Glass Half Full said...

It is a slushy mess here!!

Staci said...

I, too cannot wait for spring!!!

I enjoyed your last few blog entries.


Robin said...

I couldn't believe the snow either. What a mess it was this morning. I put off going to the grocery store for another day. Any excuse....

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

My oldest told me, "be nice to my brother!" the other day when I got in the baby's face and told him no sternly. This is the time when discipline really kicks in. It's so hard when you have to break 2 hearts at the same time! : (

What the heck, where is spring?