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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

"Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry." James 1:19

A while back, we taught this verse to the kids, and we were working on not interrupting each other. We wanted them to learn the value of listening to others, and not just thinking about what THEY had to say. (Something we grown-ups can work on too.) So "interrupting" has become a major offense in our home. This is huge for a four and six-year-old who are constantly fighting for talk time. I don't know what we'll do when Justus finally tries to get a word in!
So Jax gets quite frustrated when someone interrupts him, but he says "Emma! Please don't uncle-rupt me!" "Uncle-rupt" gets me every time! So there's a new word to work into your vocabulary. Uncle-rupt is way more fun to say than interrupt!

3 comments:

Kathryn Berilla said...

That is very good. We are working on peace and quiet (Proverbs 17:1) The quiet doesn't always work, but I am hoping for peace. I love when kids say their words like that. Michael came home the other day and said that he had a substitute because his teacher had to go to the hospital to have her "independex" taken out. So cute.

lisasmith said...

Hi Jenn

I have entered this blogging world. Visit me www.lifeoflisasmith.blogspot.com
I am the secret reader who reads your blog but until now never posted! I am so happy for your homeschooling adventure...evidence that God prospers what He calls us to! And I tried the creamer...ummmmmm...makes getting up early a very happy experience!

Could I post a link to your page? (when I learn how?)

Jennifer Bacak said...

Yes, Lisa! I don't totally know how to post links either. Heather does it for me. But yes, it's great to hear from you! I will visit your blog as well!
jenn