Ever hear that uttered in your home?
That little statement is thankfully a banned phrase in our home. I think it's right up there with "I'm bored!"
One of the ways we try to encourage confidence in our kiddos is to have them work on big projects together.
I am so blessed to have a husband that isn't afraid to try and make, build or fix anything! He is such an encouragement to me and the kids.
Over the summer, they built a fabulous tree house together with their dad. He had them each draw up design plans and submit their ideas. From these plans, they picked ideas from each that would work.
Dad had them cut, drill and do everything themselves! They loved each and every minute of it.
They learned how to operate many different power tools and how to work together as a team.
They started early spring and it took them nearly all summer to finish. Patience is a virtue, right?
To make their tree house complete, my oldest daughter made a rope ladder. She looked up online how to make one and did it all by herself! It's amazing! Can you tell I'm super proud? Oh and by the way, per mother's request, nice tall railings will be added to the tree house! Whew.
Here is the funny post on how they got the wood for their tree house!
Raising confident, Christ focused children is our prayer and goal. By working together as a family and encouraging them to do "hard things" and trust in God, we are allowing them to be confident young people who don't know the phrase, "I can't do it."
Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."