It’s so frustrating to have an uninvited guest come into my home and make messes and cause friction! I hate the way he makes voices raise and causes division. Perhaps you might know this guy…”Not Me.” Has he been to your house lately? He just won’t leave ours…no forcing him out. “Who made this mess?” “Not me“, “Who colored on this table with a marker? “Not me”. He is busier then all three of my kids put together…or is he?
“Not me” was not invited, nor is he welcome to stay here. I want to raise children who are responsible, who admitt wrong, who take responsibility for their actions, who help each other thru the good…and the bad. I want to teach them to love with a heart of Grace and to live freely as themselves, unconstrained by the world and what everyone wants them to think or do.
So how am I kicking “Not Me” out of my house? I am rewarding my kids for their honesty. When they admitt their wrong doing, I am rewarding them with words of affirmation…or even chocolate! Not to say that the deed goes unpunished, but there is something pure and honorable about being an honest person of integrity.
What do you do when “Not me” shows up at your house?