When girls used to ask me to spend time with them, I used to think that I didn't have the time. And it's true. I may never have extra time. When they would join my crazy day, I was more stressed because I felt bad asking them to help me. Sometimes I felt like I had a fourth kid to entertain. This past year I got rid of my excuses and allowed them to join me and I've discovered two things:
1. They can be a really big help when you're not afraid to tell them what to do and how to do it. They love watching and learning how to be a mom. Isn't that what real discipleship is anyway?
2. I'm really good at being bossy!!
Today I purposely asked a girl from our youth group to come along for the chaos. I was able to go in and out of almost 10 stores without taking the boys out once accept for lunch. At one point we even had our dog in the van with us.
Usually by the end of a day like today I am exhausted, frazzled, frustrated, and totally regretting it altogether. Instead, it was totally enjoyable. By the end of the day I felt refreshed, happy, and content. And I'm sure she enjoyed it too! It's amazing how much better life can be when you let people in to live it with you, even if you have to boss them around a little. Just joking!!