:: eye rolling
:: rebellious tendencies
:: a prideful need to express her "will"
The things I see in my dear three-year-old daughter, lately.
Why can't she just be obedient? Obey the first time? Be nice to her brother? Not open 1/2 the presents under her grandparent's tree (yes, this happened, today!)?
We are so quick to point out all the wonderful things that our children do. We all do it. It's okay.
But then I remembered; that, like our children. . . I am a work in progress. That she is a little mirror of myself!
The charming, cute, brag-able habits AND the sinful, ugly ones too!
So, pray with your kids. Teach them. Guide them. Train and discipline them.
But ask the Lord to sprinkle it with LOADS of God-Given- Grace & Patience.
For, after all, isn't our Heavenly Father long suffering and patient with you and I?