Monday

A House Divided

I have a house divided.  For over 11 years, we have managed to co-exist without any problems.  There was a minor "adjustment" and training period after my husband and I first got married, but then, all was well.  Our house was in peace.  I figured I was safe.  I would just train my children up in the way they should go and they would not depart from it.  That's biblical.  If you do things according to the Bible then you'll be okay.  Right? 

Does that apply to this, though?

Regardless, something has gone very wrong.  I thought I did everything right.  I don't understand it.  What have I done?  Where did we fail them?  My neighbor says I should just take pride in the fact that my child is doing this at all.  But no.  That's not enough for me.  My children must not just do this, but do it "right".

I wonder deep down if this isn't all my mother-in-law's fault.  She's the one who planted this in the first place. 
Granted, she'd probably place the blame on HER mother.  Why does everyone always try to blame the mom?  That just doesn't seem right to me.  Anyway.  I think in this case, I may be right.  After all, she does this wrong at her house.  I have seen it with my own eyes.  I have seen it at HER mother's house as well. 

OF COURSE!  That's it!  It's a generational curse!  I have to just stand my ground and break it!  Can you pray about something like this?  Then again, I thought I had broken it after training my husband, but it came back in through my kids.  (I think it's actually my son who's the culprit.)

This is just WRONG!  WRONG I tell you!  There is only ONE proper way to put the toliet paper on.  ONE!  (It must be pulled from OVER the roll not UNDER the roll.)

I realize people have differing views here and that this can get as heated in some homes as a Southern summer, but in our home, there is only ONE right way.  Thankfully, my husband quickly agreed after marrying me.  (Sorry, Nana.)

How my son decided it should be any other way is beyond me, but we will set him straight!  'Course, with any luck, he'll end up marrying as his daddy did and will have to change "rolls" after getting married.  I'll forgive him...as long as he remembers how to change it in his Mama's house...the right way.

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