Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Come to Jesus Meeting" Summer Edition

Every summer I have a "come to Jesus meeting" with my kids over how we are going to make this summer gig work. It's such a hit with the kids. *Ahem*

So, here ya go...I tell it like it is.

1. I will continue to buy the same amount of food and drink that I do during the school year...if you choose to eat every last snack and drink every last coke in 24 hours....too bad. Suffer. Go for the water hose. Woe is you.

2. I will let you have fun this summer. I promise. I'm not that mean. However, I do have adult things that will need to continue throughout the summer. Ya know..things like my lunch or dinners with friends and coffee at Starbucks and shopping. ;) But, seriously....I don't want to hear any whining such as "but you get to have all the fun."

3. Never ever ever are you allowed to say you're bored. Don't wanna hear it. You have every gadget under the sun and anything you could possibly need so get out there and be your own social chairman or party person or whatever it takes, but you have plenty of people and things in your life to have fun!

And, really....that is it. Easy. Short. Simple. Can be done.


Lay the law down early and have yourself a summer full of sanity and fun!!!

"How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity." Amen!! Proverbs 133:1

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." Amen!! Ephesians 6:1


Jeni said...

Sounds good! You should make them a "Bored Jar" filled with chores. Anytime they say they are bored, make them do a chore. That's how my mom cured my brother and I! :-)

connorcolesmom said...

my boys have not said once they are bored but I am waiting for that moment~
I think I will borrow these and go ahead and nip it in the bud before it happens :)

Have a WONDERFUL summer!!!

Dori said...

This is so funny!! Girl, I have no idea how you feed those boys of yours because my ONE eats us out of our stinkin' home!!!!

Oh and I would add a #4 that reads something like this:

4. Do not come to me and tell me it is too hot to play outside. When I was your age, we went outside the minute the sun came up and didn't come back until it setted again. It was hot then, too. We played until a bologna sandwich and grape koolaid was put out on the picnic table for us and then we played some more.

Love you, girl!

Donna Upchurch said...

that's Psalm 133...

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I'm dying! This is funny...but I'm sure a "come to Jesus talk" gets everyone on the same page real quick! I have two boys (ages 3 and 1) so I will be revisiting this post in the future. :)

HIS Child said...

Hi Fran,

Loved this post. So matter of fact, shades of my conversation with our boy. Mom's to boys, love it.
I would love to ask you a favor. I have a sweet sister in Christ that lives in Chattanooga, TN. She has put together an event for High School & College gals called HIS Proposal. I want to help her get the message out would you give a peek to this video
If you find this worthy ( I personally attended with my daughter the 2nd one last year) would you help me get this out on twitter.
I tweet under chillatlife94, and I am in California.
I thought a fellow TN tweeting would be so helpful and bless this gals socks off.
Thanks for the time and blessings to you.
Celeste Hill

Teena in Toronto said...

I love the water!

Happy blogoversary :)

Melanie said...

HA!!!! LOVE this! :) I have two boys so I need to have this meeting too!


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