For the next few months, I'm going to be posting about our
life adventures in a motel! 2 adults and 3 teens sharing 1 motel room with 1 bathroom (did I mention 2 of the teens are girls?) There will be humorous posts, drama posts, and posts of insanity....but it will all be fun! Did I mention that CL and I are sharing a motel room with our 3 teens? Find out why HERE!
(All my past Motel Monday posts can be viewed HERE.)
Welcome to week 12
Sometimes my kids really surprise me.
The other evening Joka asked if we could have a family counsel. She had something she wanted to talk about. We all piled on the bed, (the only place where we all fit...LOL)
Joka started out by reminding us that we only had a few more weeks living in the hotel and that she wanted to make it the BEST 2-3 weeks ever. We got into a conversation about how the normal bickering and arguing had picked up. She recognized that they were spending more time bickering than being nice to each other and it was causing an unhappy atmosphere in our 'home'.
CL agreed that even though we were all living in one room in a hotel, this was our current home and we needed to work together to make it more of a home. He reminded the kids that lately they had not been as obedient as they should. Especially when they were arguing with each other and CL or I would tell them it was time to stop, yet, they would continue...
Tatty added that she felt their arguments had gotten worse because each one of them wanted to have the last word, and that none of them would stop arguing until the other had stopped first. (I must say, she hit the nail right on the head.)
Through all this, Buster had been quiet. I asked him what he thought about all this; his comment was that he had no comment...so typical of my sweet 13 year old son. He is pretty easy going.
I love it when kids take responsibility for their actions and for themselves. This evenings family counsel lasted for quite awhile and ended with Joka asking that we have a family prayer and a family fast that we could learn to stand together more as a united family and to remember that we love each other first and foremost.
Out of the mouths of babes...
This mommy heart is full!