Covering my angst with the soothing wisdom from my mother's prayer journals

Advice for Kids from The Rocket, Our Grandson


071Today’s blog post will be written by The Rocket, our eight year old grandson who is visiting for the week. He wondered if little kids needed advice, and decided to contribute his point of view on various topics.
Advice #1 – If you have a big brother, don’t be bullied. Say, “I’m tired of you bullying me. Let’s make up and be friends.”
Advice #2 – If you are having trouble with your dog, that’s a different story. All you have to do is give him treats every twenty-four hours. He will be nice. He will sit for the treat and you can toss the treat into the air and he will catch it.
Advice #3 – If you are having trouble at school with math or science, you need to ask for help. Don’t be afraid because mostly they are nice people.
Advice #4 – If you are having trouble with parents, and you are being disrespectful I don’t have advice for that because you need to obey your parents.
Advice #5 – If your parents tell you to clean your room, just pick up five toys per hour. They will be like, “What the hay, hay?” Watch TV until they come in to check then hop up and pick up five more toys.
Advice #6 –Most grandparents let kids do what they want, but mine are better than that. I’m nice to them and they are nice to me. Be sure to say, “I love you.”
Advice #7 – If you want to exercise and can’t go to a gym, make your own gym in your room. Make your own push up place. Have a place for pull ups and make your own running machine. I don’t know how, but hopefully smart kids will know.
Advice #8 – If you need advice for bike riding, just get on the bike and go downhill. Put your feet on the peddles and keep going. Do not wear flip flops because your toes will scrape and get messed up.
Advice #9 – If you need advice for skateboarding just put one foot on the board and push off with your other foot. Quickly put the foot you pushed off with on the board and, boom! You are skateboarding.
Advice #10 – It is important to learn how to read. When you come to a word you don’t know, just sound it out.
The Rocket felt kids needed advice on how to get candy, but his counsel included getting up at midnight to sneak in the kitchen and take it. I said, “We can’t use that advice, can we?” He replied, “No, I guess not, but that’s usually the only way I get any.”
The Rocket’s great grandmother wrote in her journal, “God gives us our time on earth to build and strengthen our character for heaven.”
From the advice he offered, I believe The Rocket has the foundation to become a man of great character. We’ll work on the candy part.

Author: marymcleary

Grateful for so many things, especially the peace He gives and the opportunity to tell it to my kids, grandkids and anyone else who wants to listen. Many read my first book In My Mother's Words, and I have recently published my second book, Heart Whispers from the Old Testament. Both are the result of the prayer journals my mother gifted me her last Christmas. Those journals were full of the wisdom of a Faith Walker and had to be shared.

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