Wanted to write a quick post today that has come out of my reading of the book, Weird by Craig Groeschel. In his book Groeschel gives a great idea for parent of teenagers. This idea involves losing your marbles!
Start by counting down how many Saturdays you have left with your daughter(s) or son(s) until they graduate high school. Add one marble in a bowl for each Saturday you have left. Then every Saturday morning take one marble out, and think about how you are going to spend your day.
I think this small, visual reminder could help you decide to say no to some good things, and say yes to some great things with your children. As Groeschel puts it, “Despite our best efforts, we’re all losing our marbles. It’s just a matter of how we’ll enjoy each one.”