theory – i will strengthen my family…a 5 yr old perspective

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Being a mother is not easy. Frequently I am overwhelmed with all that I know I need to teach them, and the endless task of helping them to reach their potential. But each day…more likely, several times a day, they have their own discoveries that remind me of our divine roles, and a better, simpler perspective on life. Overall, I have learned more in these 4 short years of motherhood than I could have ever expected to learn in the 8 years I spent in Academia, and I owe it all to my three kiddos.

Today, the designer and his 5 year old primary class will be doing their class presentation in Sharing Time. The theme for the month of July is I will strengthen my family.  The accompanying scripture is found in Mosiah 4:13, And ye will not have a mind to injure one another, but to live peaceably.

There are about 15 kiddos in the class.  The explorer and I helped him teach last week as his partner was out of town.  These children are darling, full of energy, questions, and excitement.   After discussing their theme, the children chose one way they will strengthen their families.  (I’m so excited to share these):

I can strengthen my family by helping them eat their fruit~ bw

I will strengthen my family by cleaning everything up (the blankets, pillows, toys, and doing the laundry) ~ tc

I can strengthen my family by being a good big sister ~ sc

I will strengthen my family by eating my vegetables ~ cg

I can strengthen my family by helping them when it is dark~ tp

I can strengthen my family by helping them be strong ~ lb

I will strengthen my family by listening to my mom ~ ha

I can strengthen my family by being a missionary ~ em

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I will strengthen my family by obeying my parents ~ km

I will strengthen my family by cleaning my room~ ce

I can strengthen my family by helping them eat their vegetables~ sl

Truly, I am humbled by their wisdom.  Indeed, it is the small and simple things that we do each day that will make our families stronger.  Live peaceably, and not injure one another, help one another when we are scared, eat our vegetables…good goals to be sure! 

What truths have your kiddos, or the little ones in your life, reminded you, or taught you in a new way lately?

One thought on “theory – i will strengthen my family…a 5 yr old perspective

  1. I love that. I think we do forget that our babies are to teach us…I was thinking of the first time Luke smelled skunk, he was covering his face wondering what that smell was then when my sister told him, he started sniffing the air, saying that is a skunk. Not afraid to try new things.

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