Train up a child in the way he should go

So, part of the daily routine with Jacob around here is to work on memory verses that he has been given from church.  Occasionally, I’ll add in a verse that I think he might be ready to be able to understand instead of just reciting words. I am glad to say that some of the verses were initially over his head in terms of vocabulary or that contained a concept that he couldn’t quite grasp are now fodder for teachable moments.

Some days, like today, he’s just not feeling it.  Where normally I could feed him the next word or two and he could spout off the rest of the verse, other days I have to nearly feed him every word.  We wrestle during the verses or do something physically simultaneously to keep his interest up, but some days it’s all for naught.

Crystal is home sick today and got to witness this event and started laughing quietly to herself and I couldn’t understand why.  She disappears for a minute and comes back telling me that I need to watch a video.

The verse I referenced is Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” which is a verse known to most parents who take their kids to church.  It usually ranks right up there with Ephesians 6:1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” If parents only know one or two verses, it’s usually one of these.  I don’t mind one bit spend our time nearly each day going over verses and such, but I would put this video closer to the “depart[ing] from it” end of things!

Anyway, it made me laugh l so I thought I would share.

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2 Responses to Train up a child in the way he should go

  1. Mom says:

    Hilarious! I LOVE it! LOL

  2. Great post. I can totally relate. There is a huge difference between teachable and non-teachable moments.

    I like how Barney’s hair goes from nice to messed up, back to nice, and then messed up again. Very funny.

    Hope you guys are doing great. We miss you.

    Please say hi to the family for us.

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