Seriously, I thought. You just said that?
Now, I've never actually said those words... out loud... twice.... with my kids right in earshot, but how many times have a said it with my actions?
I find that when I get lazy in biblical, calm, rational discipline, I tend to treat them like a burden. When my life is more important, than taking the time to sit them on my lap, lovingly spank them, and talk to them about what they did... I become an angry, resentful mommy.
My days are not joyful. The clock moves slower than molasses, and I'm not thankful for the privilege of staying home with them. One that I prayed and prayed for, and God graciously answered."