A Parent’s Lawn

playing ball in the yardI have heard of parents who did not allow their children to play ball in their own yard because it wore out the grass in some places and made the lawn look bad. I have always loved one mother’s response to this philosophy. She said, “I’m raising boys, not grass!”

A well-worn lawn is a sign of a happy home, where children are encouraged to go outside, get some exercise and have some fun. Parents should examine their priorities when it comes to such matters.

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”—Proverbs 22:6.


This entry was posted in Christian Living, Leadership, Sports and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to A Parent’s Lawn

  1. Linda Roten says:

    There’s an old song that I remember entitled “It’ll Come Back”. Tells about the child playing in the yard and killing the grass. The parent punished her and her reply was “Dad, don’t be mad. It’ll come back. God and the rain will bring it back.” We certainly do need to check pour priorities. Thx for the blog.

  2. calico1948 says:

    I always has extra kids at the house when the boys were young. My mom always wondered why and the only thing I could say was “This way I know where mine are and what they’re doing.

    I miss those times.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s