Up to that point, for years, we all went to the dentist on the same day or at least on two days -- half went on one day and the other half on the other day. Last fall, we were winding down with cheesemaking, tired, and we all wanted to stay home. Just sit on the couch and
Not thinking I did whatever the receptionist wanted to do. Even looking at months out, it was a smattering of days. Dumb dumb dumb. What can I say? I was probably tired.
Now, after what seems like a month of dental apointments interrupting my days and weeks, we are almost done. Two more next Monday. And another appointment sometime to put sealants on a half grown girl.
Let this be an example of
what not to do.
The pain of enduring two days of stacked appointments would have been better than this.
I was not deliberately thinking things through, I was acting on my feelings at the moment.
Let me tell you about something that will help you be a wiser person, it is listening to those who have are a bit ahead of you in an area of life.
I need some fresh encouragement, insight, reminders. I'm tired of running out to the dentist again and again. I think I'd like to stay home and hear some inspiring words concerning what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. I'd like to sit with Matt, a cup of tea, and listen to Doug and Beall Phillips. It will be like they are in the living room with us only I don't get talk too much. Wouldn't you like to hear more about the following topics? I do.
1.How to Organize Your Home to Promote Family Unity
2.How to Cultivate a Love of Reading with Your Children
3.How to Make Mealtime Meaningful
4.How to Prepare for a Year of Home Education
5.How to Take Children Safely Through an Airport
6.How to Involve the Whole Family in Family Worship
7.How to Address the Plague of “Jive Talk” in Your Home
8.How to Encourage Masculinity in Sons
9.How to Encourage Femininity in Daughters
10.How to Handle a Social Worker Visit
11.How to Wage War on Sibling Rivalry
12.How to Use Household Decorations to Teach Character
13.How to Talk to Your Children about Miscarriage
14.How to Involve the Whole Family in Hospitality
15.How to Build an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Children
16.How to Watch a Movie As a Family
17.How to Cultivate a Love of Meaningful Poetry with Your Children, and Why Doing So Is Important
18.How to Prepare Your Children to Listen to a Symphony
19.How to Take a Road Trip with Your Family
20.How to Select the Best Locations for Family Vacations
When I read through that list I think that I'm pretty good at some of those and some I know we're weak in. And regardless, it's always good to hear from someone else how they do something.
The sessions are 30 minutes each and the series begins next Tuesday. You get a link in your email and then download it to listen to at your convenience.
There are 20 sessions and the math figures out to being $5 for each one. Now, if Doug and Beall were coming to your home for the evening, I bet you'd spend at least $5 making a nice dessert to serve and you would have to take the laundry off the couch.
If you forget that it's Tuesday download day you can get the message anytime once you have the link to it.
I have the privilege of giving away a pass for the webinar. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me which topic area of the above 20 intrigues you the most.
I'll go first and say that I am looking forward to the session about meal time. My current meal time problem is that everyone is trying very hard to be heard all at the same time. They all want attention and want to tell a story, often the same story that someone else is.
We'll choose the winner randomly with the assistance of one of my littlest kids.
You can watch a video from Doug and Beall, listen to audio samples, and purchase the webinar through the following link.