DO THIS // DRIVE TIME
While in the car this month ask your child the following questions. Be sure you answer the questions, too! "When has someone been dishonest to you? How did that make you feel?"
ONE MARBLE AT A TIME
By Autumn Ward
I’ve been told there are 936 weeks in the life of a child from birth to 18. At Parent Cue, we use a visual of a jar filled with 936 marbles. The idea is that when you count the weeks you have left with a kid, you stand a better chance of making your weeks count. As you take one marble out of the jar each week, the marbles begin going down, you see what you have left . . . you get the idea.
I have three kids and the jar of my first-born has four marbles in it.
One. Two. Three. Four.
A cap and gown.
A prom tux.
Graduation announcements . . .
All reminders that there’s not much time left before the infant that entered my home 18 years ago will soon be leaving as a man.
Looking back, I can’t even begin to tell you where all of my 936 marbles went.
When I look back, it’s not the “big” moments that I remember most. It’s the smaller everyday moments that stand out . . .
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