The comment was made at bible study last week, "I want to be more than a glorified babysitter."
Do you ever feel that way as a mom, like a glorified babysitter?
I had to think, what is the difference between a mom (or dad) and a glorified babysitter?
The answer I came up with was intentionality.
Intentionality in teaching my kids about Jesus. Intentionality in discipline. Intentionality in shaping their character.
Am I being intentional as I raise my kids?
Some days, but I could do better.
A friend once said that her goal is to build the walls of character and truth around her children in times of peace so that when the battles come they will stand strong.
I love the word picture that conjures up.
I want to do that, but sometimes I get lost in the how.
One idea our family wants to implement this year is "Family Night". Basically we want to take one night a week to teach our kids a biblical truth using object lessons and games (there are a lot of books available that make this idea a lot less intimidating). We want this to be a fun night (which means ice cream or some other fun treat is a must).
That is one idea, but I want more!
I would love to hear your thoughts. How are you intentionally building walls in times of peace around the heart of your child so they will stand strong when the battles come?