Today we are putting away all of Christmas decorations and cleaning the house. (Last night we took Dad (Wayne) to the Emergency Room so due to the lateness of the night we are sticking close to home today.)One of the things we really work on is keeping the girls busy. We have a lot of reasons for this but the main reason is 1 Timothy 5:13 which in the Kyle translations states idle women gossip and get into trouble and so do idle little girls! (Here’s the NIV “Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to.” 1Timothy 5:13) Other reason is Titus 2:3-5 (3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5). Now this is not an “all work and no play house” but we really do try to make sure they are playing constructively or working constructively. Ultimately these little bitty ladies will marry and run their own households. My constant prayer for them is that they be a blessing to their husbands and their children. I’ve had to learn all of these things as an adult we hope to spare the girls of the many things we’ve had to learn the hard way. I praise God that we came to him and that his instruction book lets us know how to raise these children in which he’s entrusted to us.
Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.