31 Days :: Better Than A Super Hero

My boys wish so badly to be super heroes. If you drop by my house at any given moment you just might be greeted by Obi Wan Kenobi or Dash the Incredible. Every now and then Bumblebee the Transformer hangs out here, too.

Sometimes, Tyler Bray, Quarterback for the UT VOLS, and Chris Johnson, star running back for the Tennessee Titans, join us for lunch.

The other night we visited the local thrift store. Luke found an old Incredibles mask. I can’t explain how funny it was to see what happened as soon as he put it on. We watched him run, bare feet round and round and round the store. And here takes off his mommy chasing after him. She had little luck. This mask made him an unstoppable force.

It is amazing to see what happens as soon as they suit up. They can run faster, climb higher and throw farther. They believe so much in the power of these costumes. My boys love to feel this power.

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty warrior and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32

Anger is a big issue around here. The boys are so little and learning how to co-exist together.

We are all learning how to work things out.

The boys are very passionate about what they love. They have incalcuable amounts of emotion and energy. And when they get upset and so so mad, it is hard for them to know what to do with all of that emotion.

So they hit. Or yell. Or tackle. Or throw. Or push. Or stomp.

“Boys, the Bible says that controlling your anger is even better that being a super hero. Let’s practice having power over our spirits. Let’s practice controlling our anger. Proverbs says that being slow to anger is much better than a mighty warrior. When you can rule over your frustration you are even better than a man who can rule a whole city!”

My boys really get this. It makes sense to them.

And for all the little princesses out there, they can practice ruling their spirits along with their kingdoms, too.

Do your kiddos struggle with out bursts of anger? If you have a creative way of handling it, I’D LOVE TO LEARN FROM YOU.

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3 thoughts on “31 Days :: Better Than A Super Hero

  1. Just last night, my daughter had a huge temper tantrum about taking her vitamins. It got to the point where she was so upset, she just couldn't be reasoned with. My husband looked at me and reminded me, "She's just like you when she gets upset. She needs to calm down before you can really talk to her." And, I realized she IS just like me – when she gets upset, she can be easily overwhelmed and she is super sensitive too. (And how convicting that is!) My husband ended up picking her up, wiping her tears, and taking her into the quiet of her bedroom to talk with her. She was much happier after listening to her daddy's gentle voice.

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