These guys. This is what I see most mornings before school starts. For about three seconds. Then one of the two younger ones will run wild again. Claire finds the passage. Nate reads. Coffee may or may not end up on the rug. There are questions from the big devotional book. On this day, Everett sat still to wait to hear from his "debotional" book. Ingrid was holding a copy of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed." Fitting.
Of any habit I can cultivate this year, this is the one that I want to stick. We mess up and apologize and forgive and mess up again. But in this house, I want them to know that this is how we spend our mornings.