You get what you get... and you don't throw a fit!
Emme once had a homeschool cooperative teacher who taught this lesson to her class... over and over again. I'm ever grateful to Mrs. Deckers for this lesson... it's one that is repeated often in our home.
I wish Mrs. Deckers would come teach this lesson to some adults I know. In fact, today, I would have had an entire classroom of adults for Mrs. Deckers.
We volunteered to pass out Tools for School today...and I would have loved for Mrs. Deckers to be there...
I wish that Mrs. Deckers would teach parents that free is FREE... therefore, please don't yell at my children when you don't like the color of the book bag that was chosen for your child... you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!
I would have loved to have Mrs. Deckers handing out 2-pocket folders when a mom insisted on blue and red instead of yellow and green... you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!
I wish Mrs. Deckers would have been there today to remind parents that you get what you get and you don't throw a fit... you also don't call the Fire Dept to report too many people in the building because you are disgruntled over your FREE school supplies.
I would ask Mrs. Deckers to tell parents that you can't go through twice... you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!
I wish Mrs. Deckers would stand behind the 10 year old girl who has to say "I'm sorry we are out of scissors" to a very unhappy parent and say... you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!
I would ask Mrs. Deckers to tell the parents standing in line to keep an eye on their own children and not call the police department reporting the child down the line because you are hot and tired of standing in line for FREE school supplies... you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!
...and while Mrs. Deckers is there...
I would introduce her to all of the volunteer kids who were willing to stand in a very hot gym smiling with the joy of Jesus while they handed out free school supplies.
I would introduce Mrs. Deckers to the tireless Mrs. Lisenbee-Smith who organizes this event year after year and tirelessly keeps everyone in line.
I would introduce her to Angie, a young, newly single mom who stood in line and in the process of waiting for school supplies, was invited to church and told about Jesus.
I would show Mrs. Deckers the stacks of registration forms and together we could count the number of children who received FREE school supplies...as of Noon the number exceeded 700.
...and, together Mrs. Deckers and I would marvel that children grasp "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit" better than adults do!