Look Mom, No Toys!
Many of you enjoy the short stories I share with you about our family. We really do have a blast together doing some very simple (and inexpensive) things. Last weekend, we were in West Virginia for a Family Reunion and the boys spent most of the time playing in the woods. What were they doing?Well, the big attraction was a grapevine that they must have swung on Hundreds of times in the few days we were there. My father enjoyed the fact that his grandchildren were “playing” the same way he and many generations of Young’s had played. I have to tell you that it is great fun to pull the vine uphill and swing hard so that you are 20 feet or more above the ground when you’re at the peak. (I used to do it when I was a kid. And Yes, I swung on the vine this past weekend, so did Stacy and Hannah.)

Why would I tell you this? For several reasons:

        1. The greatest fun can be really cheap and simple.
        2. Encourage your children to get outside and be creative
        3. Adventures like this create great opportunities to remind your kids of the great variety and wonder of God’s creation. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:20

Here’s the big idea, whether your child goes to public school, private school or is home schooled, you need to be actively involved in all aspects of their education.

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7….. And teach them about God’s truths when you play in the woods! (I added that!)

 

Noble Notes posted on September 10, 2009

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