most days i feel like all i do is talk & talk & talk to the boys & with the boys. instruction, direction, discipline, jokes, encouragement, correction, etc. & sometimes they listen & sometimes i get annoyed that they don't listen. & sometimes i feel like they just tune my voice out because they're used to hearing it so much. & sometimes when we're in public i feel like people think we correct & talk with them a lot. but then i remembered...
"and these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."
so as mommies & daddies we need to be talking with our kids A LOT! & if we're not... then we have our priorities messed up. how will they learn the gospel & what to value & how to love people & EVERYTHING ELSE they need to know if we're not teaching them?!!!! someone else will teach them if we're not teaching them & are we sure we want someone else teaching them what life is all about?!
we HAVE to talk... & maybe we should be talking more!