EVERY YEAR as we come to the close of the school year…we all get “summer fever”.
Summer fever in our house = bickering, arguing, whining, resistant children.
Oh..who am I kidding??? It equals those SAME kind of mommy/teacher.
“You guys should appreciate each other…NOT ARGUE! You have each other …THAT is a gift.”
I say that phrase 1000’s of times.
Not an exaggeration…1000’s. Seriously.
And most of the time they DON’T HEAR ME.
the other day when they went at it again….
I had ANOTHER PLAN.
They bickered. They fought. They argued.
So I said, “You guys should appreciate each other…NOT ARGUE!!! You have each other…THAT is a gift! BUT- YOU don’t VALUE each other!!! So from this moment on….YOU, Sheba-DON’T HAVE A BROTHER named Malachi. And YOU,Malachi- DON’T HAVE A SISTER named Sheba! You are not allowed to speak, look, or play together. Imagine your life WITHOUT EACH OTHER. From THIS moment…YOU DON"’T HAVE EACH OTHER!!!”
They looked at each other in SHOCK!!!
And then something changed….It was like they could feel the LOSS of each other.
Malachi didn’t say much….he just sat stunned.
But Sheba……..he little face turned BRIGHT RED and the tears started welling up in her eyes. Before I knew it she was CRYING.
Her sweet little soul LOVED her Bubba….maybe even more than she KNEW.
I sat down next to them and explained that sometimes when we are around each other sooooo much…we push each others buttons, get on each others nerves, and aggravate the CRAP out of each other.
We ARE each other. We are soooo inter-twinned in each others everyday lives that we HARDLY EVER get a chance to feel what it would be like if we WEREN’T around each other……
then we we do imagine it…….
We are HOLLOW…because it takes every single piece to make a whole puzzle.