Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It hurts me as much as it hurts you

Your parents may have been telling the truth after all.
"It hurts me as much as it hurts you"
You heard them say it through your sobbing or your tantrum when they punished you.
(Notice I said, your parents! I never heard this from my parents, but I do remember the principle at my private school telling me that just before she paddled me)

Last night, I experienced it.
Carter lied.
Lying is a major crime around here. You don't get away with lying.
You're better off admitting to whatever other offense you may be guilty of, than lying to dodge discipline.

Anyway, he was in time-out. Crying, the shouting-kind-of-crying.
I gave him one last chance to fess up & choose the truth.
He chose to lie.

"Okay, Carter. No book before bed tonight
."
The end of the world.
I walked away. Did I really just take away his book?

I cherish our sweet & soothing bedtime routine of a book, a song, & a prayer each night.
He could hardly come to terms with the thought of no book before bed.

I wanted so badly to give the book-reading back to him for redeeming himself later in the night.
I couldn't.
I felt like a real mom last night.

Dan did bedtime!
It did hurt me as much as it hurt him, I think. Pin It

3 comments:

  1. Tina, Just remember that you are molding your son into the young man that he needs to be one day, A man after God's own heart. Life lessons are tough but in the long run he will be better able to handle them. The first few lessons can be hard, though. I remember those days well. Good luck.

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  2. breaks my heart but shows how very much you love him!!!

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  3. HURTS SO BAD FOR THE MOM'S BUT WE KNOW IT WILL BE WORTH IT ALL,I HAVE BEEN ASKING GOD FOR A LONG TIME WHY THE BOYS ARE SO BLESSED WONDERFULL WIVES ,BEAUTIFULL CHILDREN ETC.THE OTHER DAY A WOMAN WAS TALKING NEAR ME AND SAID WHEN THE WORD IS PUT IN THEM WHEN THEY GET OLDER THEY WILL GO BACK TO IT ! I FORGOT GOD'S PROMISE HOW COULD I ,BUT CARTER AND LILAH ARE BLESSED THEY HAVE 2 PARENTS WHO LOVE GOD AND THEM!!!

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