Our Fantastic Family Of Four Forever Believes

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family" Anthony Brandt

Saturday, June 21, 2008


One of Caiden's friends recently got a new video game. Caiden soon began asking Jerry and I if he could get one. We soon found ourselves trying to reason with him. We understood his "want" for the game. We all want things for our selves. When we "want" something, we usually have no problem making justifications for getting it. We will throw around the concept, well, i don't really need it, but it would be nice to have it. I am just as guilty as the next person. I soon found myself putting my happiness in "materialistic" things. Yes, they can satisfy, but only till the newest one is introduced and we find that "we have to have it" to stay happy. I do not want give my children things "just because" someone else has it. It teaches them to covet, and that diminishes self-character, even more individuality . I want to give my children 'little treats" because i love them. Because i was thinking about them and thought, "Hey, Caiden or Bailee would really like this". I think that is what is wrong with society today. Child rearing has taken a turn for the worst. Believe me, i am not a perfect parent at all. I am learning from them, just like they are learning from me. I have made my share of mistakes, and i will continue to, that's part of parenting. As long as you seek Gods Will and look for Him for guidance you will be the parent that you should be!

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