First of all, THANK YOU for the amazing response on Truth in the Tinsel! I am absolutely overwhelmed! I literally had butterflies in my stomach all day yesterday because of your comments, shares and facebook likes. There are almost 500 likes on the Truth in the Tinsel page! Unbelievable. I saw the almost-finished-final-copy of the book today and it looks SO good! Cannot wait for Black Friday for y’all to see it!
Since the 31 Days to Impress Your Kids, my whirlwind Relevant Conference and my jet-setting adventure to New York City, I feel like I haven’t done any “normal” Impress Your Kids kinda posts. In fact, I don’t feel like I’ve done a lot of normal stuff around our house! We’re chugging away with home school but it really takes some time to insert the specific Bible activities into our day.
The big idea was self-control. The theme verse was one I’ve been wanting to teach Lydia for a long time:
Like a city whose walls are broken down is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28
And the monster connection is that when you lose self-control you are letting a monster run wild. Wild enough to break down a city’s walls. So, the whole month was about “taming the inner monster”. I just love that visual!
We had so many great conversations during this month because of those little monsters! When Lydia went to Camp Primo, she even took her monster with her to remind herself to have self-control. I was so impressed!
I wanted to do some monster-themed activities at home during that month, I even started a Monster Pinterest Board. But for whatever reason (maybe because they started a new theme the next month?) we never got around to the monster crafts. I think I might save them and then pull out some monster crafts next time we need to work on self-control! You could totally take this same idea and do it at home—find a little cage, make some funny little monsters and make an active step toward paying attention to controlling that “inner monster”. I really feel like Lydia will remember that picture the rest of her life–I know I will!
additional photos by Upstreet