Today my children were defiant, disobedient and disrespectful. They argued, moaned and drove me crazy all day long.
I wasn’t at my best either. Their behaviour made me feel angry and frustrated, which just made the situation worse. I shouted. I threatened. I said things I regret.
If I could have marched into the nearest school and signed my children up then and there, I would have. Just so that I wouldn’t have to deal with them anymore, for a few hours at least.
Home education is not always wonderful. On days like today it is really hard! Of course, parenting can be challenging and difficult regardless of how you choose to educate, but at times I do envy the break that school would provide.
At the risk of sounding like a terrible mother, sometimes I really don’t like my own children very much! Because they are sinners, just like me. On days like today they need a whole lot of grace. And so do I.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”. Hebrews 4:16.