“An instructed conscience rarely makes mistakes."
- Charlotte Mason
Since this is my open journal, I'm going to write something my son said today.
It was about lunch time, my 10yo daughter had done all her language arts- Bible reading and journal entry, Latin, English & Spelling, and my 14yo had only played violin, fed his magpies a few times, stared at the pouring rain, did some work in his grammar of poetry and had read Dr. Suess' poem- 'Cat in the Hat'.
I know boys and girls are totally different, I get that, but still...
...I was beginning to freak out a little, because I am struggling to get him to do anything.
During spelling, he made a mistake and walked out of the room. I just let him go. Before we started spelling, I remembered that I was making myself a cup of English breakfast tea, so I headed back out to the kitchen, and there was my son, telling himself to be quite.
I was like, what are you doing?
He looked at me with a very charming smile and stated that when he was in his room, his conscience told him to get back to the school room.
I just smiled at him, and thanked God, and then just hoped and prayed that he listens to his conscience. What else can you do?
Then somebody posted this you tube clip on facebook, and I just thought, how ironic.
Please tell me you have days where you are struggling to get your child into action...
What do you do with those days?
We are experiencing a lot of these days, and at times I am struggling to not be anxious about it.
I must say though, I am thankful that his conscience is loud and clear, that he knows what he should be doing, that he knows right and wrong. In the end having knowledge of right and wrong is better than academics. Don't you think?
Listening to your conscience and not suppressing it, is another step.