The Velveteen Rabbit and other things...
Kathryn cried over the new Velveteen Rabbit film tonight. Her first time to truly connect emotionally with a character, as far as I know. I said, "Are you crying?" She said, "No... (pause)... tears are just coming out of my eyes." She didn´t seem to know she was. Her very good daddy said, "That´s good, Kathryn." I know some people who would have laughed at a child´s sensitivity in that moment. It reminded me of the value of a good father.
On other things, she came to me yesterday and exclaimed, "Did you know Curiosity killed his cat!?! Isn´t that terrible?! He killed his cat!!!" Every day she makes me smile.
Alex is going through another seriously defiant stage. He´s not belligerent (thank you, Lord), but still disobedient. Sigh... so I feel I´m on him constantly. Tomorrow, I making a mental note to myself to remember to smile at him and give him lots of love and affection. I don´t know about you other parents, but it´s hard to feel warm and fuzzy toward a child who´s under your continuous discipline.
I´m working on a blog on the topic of self-discipline. Any random thoughts you have may help. Right now, I´m searching Scripture and good books, trying to teach myself some things on the topic. It´s not a very popular theme for Christian discussion, but I´m finding it more and more a major issue in the Christian walk. Speaking of which, I need to get offline and go to bed. So I will. Night, all.