Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Turn your day around

Once upon a time, before the kids experienced the wonders of the school bus, they were car riders. Back then, more often than not, we'd scarf down our lunch, comb our hair, go potty, put on our shoes, and rush out the door in a frenzy to get to school on time ... only to get there early. While we waited in the van for the teachers to open the gates, claustrophobia would set in, and with it would come lots of whining, random crying, and plenty of shoving as impatient little bodies jockeyed for space.

At some point, to distract everyone from the misery of our close quarters, I began to sing "This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made." Almost immediately, I noticed that everyone's attitude changed! Singing praise proved so effective at turning around a bad day that I made it a daily before-school routine, and soon all four kids were joining me in singing both the English and the Spanish versions.

We got out of the habit of singing our song over the summer, but last week we started up again while waiting for the school bus to arrive. Surprisingly, everyone remembers the words, and, as you can see, Isaac is especially happy to be singing our special song again:

Now, be honest: Your day just got a little bit better, too, didn't it?

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
(Psalm 118:24)


Hannah @Supermommy!...Or Not. said...

Love it! That's one of my 2 year old son's favorite songs to sing. We always start Sunday School with it and every Sunday (the adults and kids start out together before splitting up for classes), there's lots of chuckles from the adults because everyone can hear Little Man belting it out over everyone else.

Rachel said...

Love this! What a great way to start your day! And yes, my day did just get a little better!

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