by: Cara McMillin
Today Judah woke up as a grumpy teenager. He was quick with sharp toned one word answers, mean to his parents and siblings, and generally emotional. By lunchtime they hadn’t done any school work and his mood had not improved. Then this happened: *Cricket is Camilla Kate
Judah to Cricket: You are as useless as purple Pokémons!”
Cricket: No I’m not! I’m bright and useful! (While crying)
Judah: Who cares what you think.
Wendi: Ummm I’m not sure how useless purple Pokémons are but Cricket is right, she is bright and useful and you will not put people down to make yourself feel better. Your tongue is powerful. It has the power to heal and break. What is Proverbs 12:18?
Judah: (insert grumpy teenage voice) “Thoughtless words cut like swords, but the tongue of a wise person brings healing.”
Wendi: So I want you to think of 2 adjectives that describe your sister and heal her.
Judah: (pause for 10 mins) Funny and playful, maybe.
Wendi: Great. Go tell her that. And on the way think of a Pokémon that is funny and playful and tell her that she is like that!
Judah: Cricket you are funny and playful. Not useless. Like a Pink Pokémon not a purple one. (Now he’s crying).
The truth is in him and it will win out in the end. As of now no school work has been done and he is asleep. On the plus side Wendi is taking the chance to spend some sweet one on one time with Camilla Kate and a new phrase has been born, “You really purple Pokémoned that one!”