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Parent a.k.a. Cheerleader

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This is Day 1 of 31 Days of a series called Bear in Mind: Cubisms.

At this point in the school year, Cub 4 doesn’t have nightly homework assigned by her teacher.  Kindergarten homework will not start until January.  Instead of letting her play the afternoon away while her cub siblings are working, I make up homework for her, or she does a page or two from a practice book.  Nothing too challenging.  Usually, it’s tracing letters and words or coloring.  Recently, Cub 4 had to trace some letters and she did them as fast as she could…sloppy…messy…and unacceptable.  When I erased her work and told her to try again and take her time, as expected, the whining began.  I tried to explain to her that it was easy work that she had made more difficult because she was in such a hurry.  When I walked away to finish my kitchen duties, Cub 3 chimed in:

Some days, {Cub 4}, you wanna give up, but you can’t because you have parents!

I’m not sure if that was meant to be a good thing or a bad thing, but I’m glad to know that Cub 3 feels that Poppa Bear (PB) and I are not going to let her or any of her cub siblings give up or quit on their schoolwork, while playing a sport, or anything else that involves persevering to completion.  I proudly wear the title of “cheerleader” and will continue to drill into their heads that they can do all things through Christ who gives them strength (Phillippians 4:13).

Momma Bear

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4 thoughts on “Parent a.k.a. Cheerleader”

  1. That’s why I love you guys. Not only the parenting is always there but the teaching too!!!! What Cub 3 said to her was hilarious. I can just see this conversation between them two.

  2. Yeah, for parents! Such beautiful children! If you are ever this way, I’d love to see you again.
    Blessings on all you are doing. Lynda

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