Today I have been reminded of the most important reason why we chose to home school. What is that you ask? Well, I'll tell you~to develop and teach Godly character in our children. There it is. Nothing sparkley or fantastic, but extremely important never-the-less. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 says "These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up." When are we to teach them about God? Always. I confess there are days when I don't want to be the teacher. And there are days when they don't want to be the students. Even still, we are to teach them when we're at home, when we're not, when we're sleeping and when we're awake. Sometimes I get more concerned about finishing curriculum or mastering a particular subject but the heart of it all is character development.
Both the boys have enjoyed spending time with their friends and doing the things they love to do together. Yesterday, as usual, it went a little too far. And quickly, the fun became being deceitful and foolish. You may say boys being boys if you will but it's more than that. It's about a teachable opportunity to become boys of Godly character. A sweet friend who home schools as well reminded me to be thankful that as their teacher and mom, we can use those moments for good instead of evil! How right she is. Had I have not been there, the moment would have been gone and nothing learned, other than we can behave however we want to when no one is watching! So today I am grateful for the privilege to be a home school mom.