Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our Lists!

I did it!! I sat down and made checklists for the kids in the morning and in the evening (I'm still working on mine- as far as how to organize it and all). I just couldn't wait to get on here and share.

The kids were eating their breakfast this morning and I grabbed a piece of scrap paper and told them we were going to make checklists of what they need to do at night and in the morning to get ready for school. I had them think about the things they needed to do, and then we separated them out into morning and night. My oldest daughter is almost 7 and she was right on the ball. She rattled out EVERYTHING. So see? The DO know what to do, it's just that they don't DO it!!

When we finished, we cheered for ourselves. I told them that now that we are organized, I won't have to tell them what to do all the time. They really liked that idea, and I did too!

So I made time this morning to type them out and print them and they each have their own clipboard. I can't wait to try this out. They were very excited about it. I just hope that it stays that way! Keep you posted!


Tracy said...

What a great idea.. you've given me something to think about doing for us as well, thanks!!

Karen said...

You're welcome! I did it with the kids last night and it went OK. It's always hard starting something new!! Glad you liked.