“The Lord does not like lying lips, but He delights in man who is truthful.” – Proverbs 12:22
I had a different plan for today, but sometimes your own situation aids in a new teachable moment. As per my girls’ request, we were playing games this morning before the little man woke up. We started with Candy Land and then moved on to Princess Yahtzee. We haven’t had to deal with cheating much. I don’t know if it’s just because we’re talking about honesty and part of that has been talking about cheating, but the situation arose today, and so we had a great opportunity to address it. It was Kenzie, and I really couldn’t tell if she was trying to cheat or if she just had her own agenda, which she usually does. The girls don’t seem to think strategically enough yet to be really pursuing an amazing cheating moment. You never know. However, playing games always give you opportunities to discuss playing honestly and fair. It’s also a great time to be able to talk about why rules are in place and how they really benefit a game or life in general. I thought you’d have fun seeing our Candy Land costumes from last year, since we were playing Candy Land today. The costumes were a mix of sewing and gathering and buying. If you want to know more about how we did a specific costume, just let me know.