I have been having some problems with Jakob lately. He is very strong-willed (hmmm, wonder where he gets it from?) and just hasn't been behaving very well. It's very frustrating to me since I know he can behave, and has done so many times before.
Yesterday, my little brother James was hanging out with us and I was telling him a little about it. He gave me some really good advice...something that I really needed to hear. He told me that I need to be thanking God for this trial, and asking Him to help me grow and use it as a stepping stone to gain a closer relationship with Christ. Because yes, Jakob is my earthly son, but more importantly, his is a child of God. HELLO! Yes, this was from my LITTLE brother...he is so wise. I don't think he even realizes it sometimes.
So, I have resolved to work more on changing myself, instead of trying to force my little sweet 5-year-old to act the way I want him to. I hope it works!
One of the conditions we gave Jakob because of his behavior over the past few days was that every day after lunch, he needed to have some "quiet time." Now, if that turns into a nap, that's fine by me! So, right now he's laying on my bed singing "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" and it's just making me smile. I hope this "quiet time" thing helps him mellow out a little bit, as well as me!!