It is amazing to me how often my toddlers test me. Anywhere from a couple of times a day to a couple of times a minute. It is draining. I try to be consistent. No means No and Yes means Yes. The meaning doesn’t change, but I think my kids want it to.

Well, my kids aren’t alone. I realize that I do the same thing, at my age. I look and see if God still means what He says. How frustrating this must be for Him. The Bible is filled with stories of God’s people testing Him over and over. Did any of these people test God after they had a two year old? Well, probably so, but I sure hope to be a better child of His after learning this new perspective from parenting.

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