These are the ramblings of an eclectic and whimsical homeschooling family of eight... a little peek, if you will, inside the daily dawdlings and habits of my active and delightful family seeking to please the Lord in all we do! Hopefully our thoughts, observations, and activities will challenge you, inspire you, tickle you, cheer you, and let you know you are not the only one!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The road to regret...

I found this wonderful post from Restoring the Years which ties in to a post I recently wrote entitled 'The better thing'. It is an outstanding parable about the most important things to teach our children vs. meaningless fluff.

Here is an excerpt...

"...She was determined to afford her children every advantage toward a successful life, and despite her Christian upbringing, had come to believe that a successful life was one marked by accomplishments, accolades, trophies, popularity and parental pride.

So she played the game that way.

When her children came of age, she signed them up for soccer leagues and baseball teams; she shuttled them to every game and scrimmage.

She found each child a skilled instructor in the instrument of their choice and waited for them through weekly lessons.

Mother went the homeschool route and attended every meeting and conference that came within a 100-mile radius of her home.

In the summertime, she arose early each morning to ensure her children's place on the swim team and happily cheered them on to the winner's platform.

She got them to their co-op classes.

She attended Wednesday night prayer meeting for the bigger purpose of getting her children into the local Baptist church's Awanas class.

She drove them to playdates.

She drove them to this place.

And to that place..."

Outstanding article! Read it in its entirety here.


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