Here is my perfect plan, the boys get dressed from head to toe (clothes have already been set out the night before) and put up their PJ's, I feed them breakfast while I read a bible study then they clean up their dishes. Next they should brush their teeth & Hair then clean up the bathroom. Lastly they get their backpacks (which also were set out the night before) so we can head to the bus. The plan is set out to make them responsible and me less stressed so I can avoid the screaming habit.
Mom Lesson: As I find Gage's lunch box in the front seat, see Curtis school shoes outside in the yard and pick up the PJ's, I am in full Guilt Mode because yet another morning the boys left with my voice screaming in their ears. I look in the magazine basket and see an article in thriving Family about "Perfect isn't the point" Looking beyond unrealistic Expectations to enjoy the moment. I may not have found God in my set time for Him but in that moment He gave me a huge Hug and said it's going to be OK. The article talked about GRACE, we are not expected to be perfect and if we try to be perfect we WILL FAIL. I am still going to try to plan ahead and teach my boys to be responsible but I hope they will know that when everything goes wrong God still loves us. I am still working on my screaming habit and I would love to end this post saying I figured it out BUT I haven't. I am a work in process that Lord loves and right now I am OK with that, Well at least until tomorrow morning.