We begin training our children very early. By the time they are walking they learn to place their dirty dishes in the sink, clean up their toys and to "do all things without complaining." When they reach three years old they take on even greater responsibilities such as getting dressed, making their beds and helping with daily tidying up. With that said, we never ask them to do something they are incapable of achieving--this does not mean, however, that they may not struggle a bit doing it. My oldest (7 years old) is able to cook simple meals, run the washing machine, clean the bathroom, mop and tend to minor injuries of her younger siblings. I do not say all of this to brag, but rather share how we are able to "live in joy" as a large family--where the average age is 4 years old. And that more importantly...
"With God ALL things are possible!"
As part of my "rest," I have been giving the little ones greater responsibilities. Yesterday, I asked Ezra (3 years old) to take his baby brother to the toilet. He was eager to help!
The pictures will prove just how proud he was.
Let us mother's seek to glorify Jesus in all aspects of training up our children.