Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What are you giving up for Lent?

The kids and I spend a bit of time in the car together each day. One morning we left for school and I forgot my coffee. I was a bit concerned. Tynli asked me if I drink coffee everyday. After I said yes she suggested I give it up for Lent. My response was I might not be a very good mom without coffee! After a thought I offered to give up coffee is she would be willing to give up sucking her thumb. Yes my 7 year old still sucks her thumb. We don't want it to be negative or demeaning or ugly in anyway so we do our best to encourage her to stop-maybe this could be the way! She thought for a second and said that it would be really, really hard to stop sucking her thumb. I said I understand, it would be difficult to not drink coffee. Right then in his most encouraging manner Porter said "Come on Tynli, is you stop sucking your thumb I'll stop eating my boogers!"


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you'll all be making some tough sacrifices. :)


Angela said...

Hahaha that is so funny! Good luck to all of you!