Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kids playing quietly

Hmm...talk about watching for grace...how about watching for when your kids are actually playing nicely together, like this:


The kids continue to play with the dollhouse together pretty nicely, making up all sorts of interesting stories.

Now, granted, five minutes after this picture was taken, B spilled a huge bowl of water all over his bed and the floor. But after I was finished taking pictures, I made sure to comment on how well they were playing together. Some mornings, as we pray on the way to their school, we pray for the grace to be able to take the gift of the day we've been given and make it into something good and wonderful and unique to give back to God at the end of the day. We talk about what we can do to make gifts for God throughout the day. I helpfully pointed this out to them ("This is a good gift for God!") to which they said, "Uh huh. Hey, now let's make them take a trip in the car . . . "