Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Not Ordinary, But Extraordinary

Ben and I have this talk we have with our children who turn 13. It goes something like this: All the books and professionals say that now it is normal for you to rebel and become unfun to live with for several years, but it's not required and we don't do that. So far, that little talk has worked. Almost like they needed to know there really was another option out there for them to choose. I have decided that we need to bring a similar talk to the rest of our children. It goes something like this: The rest of the world is ordinary....they act unloving, unkind, rude, impolite, uncompassionate. But DeBusks are extraordinary...we are children of God...so act like the extraordinary people you are...be loving, kind, nice, polite, and compassionate!

3 comments:

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a great idea! Giving your kids another choice - a better choice!! I just may have to borrow this.

Amber said...

I love this! You need to write a book...I think we already asked for you to write everything down for us! Missing you!

Sara Hull said...

I really like the way you word this! Extraordinary! It sounds less boring than my words, "We don't talk to each other like that!"