Category Archives: A Merry Heart (Humor)

Laws of Parenting

These rules are maxims since the beginning of parenting and shall remain so until the end of time. As certain as gravity is pulling things down, these laws are fixed:

#1 – When you really need to hear something important, your kids will find a way to be so loud they will drown out what you need to hear (especially when you are on the phone).

#2 –  Whenever you are about to have your family picture taken, one of your kids will secure a black eye, scratch across the face, or anything of that nature that might be used in the future as evidence that you are an abuser.

#3 – Whenever someone lends you a CD or DVD for a few days, you kids will find a way to scratch it so that you have to covertly buy another one to replace it.

#4 – If your child says he feels like he is going to throw up, he will…before you can get him to the bathroom or off of the carpet/rug.

#5 – If you accidentally say something confidential in front of your child, the secret will be revealed in the most public and embarrassing way.

#6 – Whatever you hope does not get broken…will.

#7 – If you have a van, at some point a child, unbeknownst to you, will turn on a dome light which will drain your battery overnight, and always the night before an important morning meeting.

Can you think of some more?

Marshmallows and Self-Control

A man without self-control
is like a city broken into and left without walls. –
Prov. 25.28

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control... – Galatians 5.22-23

“The Marshmallow Test” was first administered back in the 1960s and is still being used today. I found these videos both very funny and very fascinating. Of course the spiritual applications are almost self-explanatory.

“What can a marshmallow tell you about your kids?” is the lead line for this news story about the Marshmallow Test…

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