Do you know what my oldest son did today?
My gentle, lovely, peaceful Billy?
The one who is bullied and bitten by his younger brother sometimes?
The one who wouldn't hurt a fly, or if he did he'd be really really sorry and probably cry?
He threw his teddy bear AT MY HEAD!
Do you know why?
Because I told him to put the bear away for songs and prayers.
When I stopped seeing red and took appropriate disciplinary action and was again able to remember all the parenting proverbs that I know (don't take misbehavior personally, discipline is about THEM not YOU, think of it as a training opportunity!) I realised, this is why the Lord woke me up at 5am this morning for a little extra prayer time, He knew I'd need it!