“A soft answer turns away wrath” – Proverbs 15:1
I printed the verse out and mounted it to an old vitamin jar. Whenever one of us hears a “soft answers” to another person in the family, we placed a mini pom-pom in the jar. When the jar is filled we get a reward of doing something special as a family. Oh yeah, if we caught someone using not-so-soft-answers we would take a pom-pom out of the jar. Well, it took all summer but we finally filled the jar. I wanted to go apple picking in Southern Colorado. I got out-voted and we went mini-golfing instead. We’re lucky. Westminster has a very elaborate golf course complete with volcanoes, waterfalls and shooting water. We had a lot fun although Parker lost interest at about hole 4! Too bad we didn’t keep score because I would have beat everyone.
art club for kids.
After my massive clean out of the storage under the stairs I found a set of artist watercolors. We put those to good use this weekend by painting new artwork for our artwork display in the dining room. I taught the girls to salt trick with watercolors. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle salt on the area. It makes a cool crystal-like effect. But be prepared to have salt everywhere!