Ever have a day, a week, okay a whole year where nothing seems to go right? You too huh? I'm really glad to know I'm not alone. My question is how do you take those days and make them teachable moments? Here is how we usually try to deal with it.
Upon realizing that the day is not going to cooperate with book learning, we usually spend the evening talking about the day. Why? Well, if book learning didn't get done, it usually is illness, death, something fun to do, museum, last minute needs ect... I realized a few years ago that those are sometimes more valuable then what our history book wanted us to read that day. Whether it be service, compassion or lending a helping hand, that is what real life is. If we are raising our children to be flexible and capable of handling the stress of life, under the hand of the Lord and portraying that light to the World, then sometimes the worse day, can be the best lesson.