“But Mommy, why can’t I download that song?,” Andy asked as he sat in the rocking chair beside me. So as he rocked in his & I rocked in mine, we talked about it. And it was good. Because this time, I was able to go beyond “No,” and give him the opportunity to know, “why.” In parenting, we always have the executive privilege of exercising the, “No, period.” And I’ll admit, I exercise that privilege a lot! But if I am always saying, “No,” I may be exercising my right to do so, but I’m denying my kids their right to learn. Today’s moment (& tonight’s post) nudged me to pray for the patience to sometimes sit down & go beyond “No.” Not always…but sometimes…especially when there’s two rocking chairs on a warm summer day…

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On LinkedinVisit Us On Instagram