"But I don't want to go to football practice, Mom," said my 8-year old son.
Before I could even start into my "lecture" about sticking to our commitments, my 17- year old daughter jumped in with a story to save the day.
"I remember a time our youth group from church was going repelling. I really didn't want to go, but Mom said I had to…" she told her little brother. "I'm so glad mom made me go. I learned something new, I met a new friend and had the best afternoon ever." Before she could finish describing the afternoon, my other son jumped in with a story about a time he didn't want to go to piano lessons. Their little brother soaked in every word then looked at me with eager eyes… "Do you have a story too, Mom?"
It just so happened I did.
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