I am currently reading the Bible with the Bible in 90 Days program with a great group of ladies over at Moms Tool Box which is really exciting. As a Christian, I’m a little ashamed to say I’ve never read the entire Bible from cover to cover, so this is a great way to meet that Faith Goal for myself. So far, so good! I’m praying for continued excitement and learning from this experience.
In other news, we are planning out our school room, which will hopefully be finished by October! YAY! I will be doing a lot of budget friendly decorating and using a lot of recycled furniture. I’ll try to post how to’s as we go, and then show the finished product! I can’t wait to have an official school room!
Today I am praying very hard about homeschooling, and I am finding the more I pray the firmer my convictions are in regard to providing the best possible schooling for my child. I’m also realizing that I have become “that mom”. What do I mean by “that mom”? Well, when I was younger (before I met my husband) I was the best parent in the world (you know you did it, too). I was never going to be “that” strict about what I let my child watch, read, listen to, or be around. I wouldn’t have an “over protected child” that was “too sheltered” who would have issues dealing with the real world. Ahem. Yes, that was me.
I have learned that my “wisdom” was very misguided, just as I was. I no longer view it a too sheltered and over protected. I see my son’s innocence and loving nature, and I HAVE to protect that. I was given this child by God, with all the rights and responsibilities of being a Christian parent raising a God loving, God worshiping child in a Christ centered home. That means being vigilant. Right now I make the decisions of how carefully his little eyes, ears, hands and mouth are protected. So yes, there will be select TV shows he can watch. There will be certain books we will keep around for him to read, and certain ones he can choose at the library. There will be places he cannot go and people with whom I will limit his contact. I don’t plan on locking him up in the basement till he’s thirty, but I do plan on prayerfully planning out our sweet days together learning, exploring, and growing.
How do you implement boundaries to protect you little ones?