We let the kids open their Easter Baskets today, since tomorrow is going to be so busy for us. After Peter opened his basket he pronounced "Happy Easter!", but we really wanted to make sure that he understood the TRUE meaning of Easter, so I asked him . .
"Peter, do you know why we celebrate Easter?"
- a nod -
"Remember, after Jesus died on the cross, for our sins, on the third day He. . ."
Not sure what he meant by that, but Tim went ahead and took the liberty to explain to him what it truly means.
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Tim and I have made a commitment to each other, when we argue or have a disagreement in front of the kids, to ask the boys (really, just Peter, for the time being) for forgiveness for arguing in front of them. This helps Peter understand that Mommy and Daddy make mistakes, too . . . AND that we need his forgiveness just as much as he needs our forgiveness for doing something wrong. We like to solve our conflict in front of him to, so that he knows that we still love each other and he gets to see it for himself, in it's raw form!
So, tonight, in the car, Tim and I are arguing. Now, we have all been sick this weekend. Tim and I both had sinus issues, but thankfully Tim was mostly over his, while I was just starting the brunt of it. So, I was especially grumpy this time. After Tim and I settled down, Peter broke the silence. . .
"Boy. . . . you guys were REALLY serious! But, don't worry . . . I forgive you!"