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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Raising Rock Stars ::Week 3::

Raising Rock Stars

Before you think that teaching is all sunshine and roses in this household, I'll tell you a little story. Kaleb apparently doesn't like it when I read the Bible to the kids during breakfast. He likes to show his disapproval vocally...rather there have been several days when I have literally dropped my head to the table and wanted to cry.

Because losing my temper while reading the Bible would be a little ironic, no?

When he starts acting up or being difficult, he get removed {strapped to his booster seat no less} and taken to his room, but that gets the kids giggling so much and reading becomes a lost cause. All that to say, when it says we 'read' the Bible together at breakfast every morning, most mornings involved me reading LOUDLY over the screaming toddler in the other room or repeatedly asking the kids to stop laughing at their brother's disobedience.

The Girls

We're reading {see above for definition} the Day by Day Kid's Bible at breakfast each morning and have been reading through Corinthians and Paul's letters. Is it wrong to say there are a few verses I have avoided?? As in the ones that involve a 3 letter word that starts with s and ends with x? {grins}

Both girls made up for the week they had missed with Awana and recited the entire 23rd Psalm last week. The lessons this week focus more on children of the world and learning about someone who lives in another country. I think we had that well under control with our geography studies, so we used our Children Just Like Me book for them to get information from from those two sections. We've also used the time to learn more about the child that we are sponsoring through Compassion and write her some letters this week.

We also worked on memorizing Mark 16:15 together. I have to say that I am personally enjoying Awana because it is really drilling stuff into my tired brain too!

The Boys

Kaleb is mostly along for the listening ride and the boys will sit down with me at some point during the morning to read out loud from the Beginner's Bible. We've also been listening to the Songs for Saplings cd {the first few verses} at different points during the day and the boys both really enjoy that.

Zachary learned Romans 3:23 this week.

That's it for this week! Don't forget to visit Carisa at 1+1+1=1 and visit around to some of the other Raising Rock Star posts this week!


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  • Thanks for the peek into your Bible time... my almost 2 yo is like that, too. I've pretty much stopped trying to work on stuff at the table.

    Your site is always an encouragement - thank you!!

    By Anonymous Kristi_runwatch, At November 11, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

  • Sometimes trying to get bible time done here can be like pulling my hair out as well.

    Question: I read where you refer to red jewels in your Awana handbooks, Which handbooks are your kids working in?

    Those sound like the books similar to what my kids worked in. We use new handbooks that I must say I dislike very much so.

    By Blogger Debbie, At November 11, 2009 at 11:08 AM  

  • I appreciate your honesty. I had to laugh because your description sounds painfully familiar. I figure my girls will grow up knowing that reading scripture was so important to me that I was willing to endure through the challenge of reading to less than enthusiastic listeners.

    By Blogger Denise, At November 11, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

  • Can we lock Krash and Kaleb in a room together and they can have their God time together?

    We pray together as a family every morning (have for over a month now) and it is SUCH a battle with K. SOOOOO draining and most mornings I just dread the battle-but I know we have to fight the battle to teach and lead we press onwards towards the goal.

    The 1-2 mornings he has sat still and not screamed and carried on have been so lovely...

    By Blogger Carisa, At November 11, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

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