I have been challenged to post to my blog Every Day in May. And since the challenger went to the trouble to ask me in a rhymy-way...I think I'll just take him/her up on it.
Only problem is.... I forgot today was May 1st, being as how April had the audacity to go by faster than usual this year. But, as providence would have it - And we all know God is Sovereign even over the Blog Kingdom, I got an email at 11:01 p.m. submitting a question for Ask Annie (with the inferrence that I had reneged on my commitment to blog Every Day in May.) But, as I gently reminded her....last time I checked, May 1st does not end until the stroke of midnight (at which time my laptop turns into a pumpkin), so I still have time to make good on my rashly-made obligation.
Trouble is - She asked me a hard question. Hard Questions should be answered when you're awake, at your desk, when you're fullly dressed and have had a nourishing breakfast. Hard Questions should NOT even be attempted late at night, when you are sitting on your comfy couch ... in your (cute, new, Target) pjs, hours from your last meal, sipping your hot tea. Especially if you happen to be craving a chocolate milk shake or at least 2-3 of those expensive Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies -(and hoping to skim through a Cottage Living magazine, NOT answer Hard Questions.)
So, I'm going to do the responsible thing and wait until tomorrow to answer - but here's the Hard Question just to whet your appetite (I'm so sly ... and unashamedly Blog Seeker Sensitive, aren't I?!)
BTW- If anyone has an easier question to ask, feel free to leave them in the comment section. I only have 30 more days to fill up with my wisdom and sapience :)
What do you do when you have a sweet, loving dd who since totally irresponsible, disrespectful semi-dd moved out has seemed to morph into the selfish ways of the semi-dd?
Behavior seems worse after spending time away from home in wonderful activities, with equally wonderful, and responsible teens whom I'm SURE aren't disrespectful, selfish and lazy when THEY return home. First-time obedience seems to be a faint memory.
When discussions ensue regarding the degrading attitude of said dd, communication becomes "I don't know." It comes down to not being able to see the plank in her own eye.
What can these loving parents do to re-connect the dots of responsibility, servant heart, and obedient dd?>>>
Off to think this one over (over a milkshake, that is......) -