Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mission Complete

I firmly believe that God has given me the exact children that I have to develop my character and to reveal to me areas in my life that need a lot of work. I am so grateful that He is willing to continue to make me whole and more like Him everyday. That being said:

Ladybug and Butterfly finally mastered an important life skill!!!!!

We have been going over this every so often for years now.

Something finally clicked tonight! Ladybug came home from school today and said "Mom, I have to tie my shoe tonight." So we sat down and went over the procedure again. I first showed her. Then had her tell me how to do it as I tied the shoe. Then I observed her tying the shoe and made corrections when necessary. Lastly, I let her do it all on her own.......Success! Then seeing that her younger sister mastered the skill of tying a shoe, Butterfly pops up and says "Me next!" I went through the same instructions with her and.......Success!
I am so thrilled to be able to check this off. There are times that I have doubted my abilities to instructed my children properly because I haven't seemed to be able to help them master these basic skills. But God is so good and continues to teach me to be patient and that in His time they will succeed not in my time.
The next big task will be getting them to ride a bike but I believe I will wait for hubby on this.


Redneck Geologist said...

We were taught how to tie our shoes in kindergarten. The girls are right on schedule!

Luv2bhsmama said...

copycat! Logan got it on Wednesday! LOL