Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The King is in the Castle!


When Erin, Andrew and Ali were very young we were learning about authority and obedience. We made crowns and I let them dress up as kings and queens. We learned several things about castles, knights, ladies, princesses and all manner of kingly things. We said things like, “yes, your majesty”, we played servant and master. When daddy would get home from work, I would announce, “The King is in the castle.” He would be seated in the seat of honor (the head of the table) and his food was served to him. It was great fun.

The interesting thing about that learning time is that I think I learned more than my kids. (Isn’t that how it goes with home education?)

I learned that my husband was indeed the king of our castle, and that he not only deserved the honor of that position, he relished it. He loved being pampered, served and most of all, honored.

Honor is treating others well because they are important.

For the next few posts, I want to discuss ways we can honor our husbands and show him how important he is. Hope you’ll stay tuned and add your ideas.

13 comments:

Anna said...

Oh my goodness! Remembering all our "lessons" makes me ache for those olden days of growing up... we had so much fun!

Thanks for making learning such a memorable experience!

deleise said...

Looking forward to the next couple of days. I think this topic is so much fun. Yet so easy to overlook.

By the way, Anna's comment almost made me cry. If one day my children "ache for the olden days of growing up," then I will be one happy mama.

Cindy Beall said...

Oh my goodness, I thought that blondie was Lily!!!

Ali said...

Lily was with you Cindy, She said "that's me right there" Ha Ha

You were good Mom, I just thought we were playing!

Natalie said...

I pray my kids rise up and call me blessed like yours do! Looking forward to the next posts. I love honoring JT!!

Abbi said...

OMG. I'm dyin' here! This picture is SO CUTE! :) Wow! Ali's girls look just like her!

What a great idea. I'm looking forward to these posts. I KNOW they will help me in the future...I don't have a husband (yet), but it's always good to have a tried-and-true foundation from which to learn! :)

Kim Heinecke said...

Count me in - can't wait to read more!

Kristie ♥ said...

looking forward to this.. maybe I'll jot down some notes :)

erin lee said...

These were fun times - it's amazing how much we learned at the same time. Forget those silly text books! - this is what learning is all about! I just can't wait til my King is back in the castle! :(

Robin Meadows said...

Cindy--funny thing is you'd think you're looking at Sierra (Andrew's oldest), Kaden (Erin's oldest) and Lily!

Deliese and Natalie--I feel so blessed and honored! My kids are the greatest!! Guess I didn't warp them too badly.

Abbi & Kristie--I hope to learn some things too--hope people will share ideas!

And 3 of my sweet daughters---you bless me more than I'll ever be able to share--you are my joys!

Michael said...

I hope my kids long for the days of learning at home when they are older. That looks like SO much fun! I wish I had that experience as a child. Learning CAN be fun!

Michael said...

Oh...and I hope my wife does this lesson. I could handle being pampered and served...even if it were only a day. ;-)

IDnJC said...

HELP me figure out how to kick the text books and do more of this - I think I need the Counselor...counseling or medication. :O)
I love this series Robin!
Ok - Michael is cracking me up here! Don't share this with the other husbands, Michael! :)