I keep thinking about something that an elderly gentleman said to me as he was reminiscing about raising his 3 kids with his wife. He told me, "Don't worry or get too mad when they throw tantrums and do dumb stuff. Just handle it and move on. And remember that all the time and energy you put into them when they are growing up, you get it all back! You get it all back."
Another side note from the garage sale, I had lots of fun giving away a copy of Tom Sawyer to one little boy who couldn't decide how to spend the dollar his Grandma gave him, and giving a little girl a Laura Ingalls Wilder double I had. I hope they are both deeply engrossed in their books by now.
Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
At the highest point along the way,
where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
beside the gate leading into the city,
at the entrance, she cries aloud
“To you, O people, I call out;
I raise my voice to all mankind.
You who are simple, gain prudence;
you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;
I open my lips to speak what is right.
Prov. 8: 1-6