Ok, so I just read one small article from the church website about being a nurturer and it makes me even more discouraged! And I quote, “I think nurturing looks like disciplining with love. One young mother stops her child when he doesn’t obey. She cups her hands around his face, looking him in the eyes, and says, ‘Listen to my words.’” (By Sister Parkin.) Oh my word! If only I could get Caleb/Peter to slow down long enough to have that small moment to correct him. Another quote, “What does nurturing feel like? Much of the teaching and relationship building in families takes place in those brief, unplanned moments during our daily routine. The dinner table is a place to connect with each other, share our daily activities, listen to and encourage each other, and even laugh together. I know laughter lightens the load. Dear mothers and fathers, make a regular mealtime for the people you love.” Well, my dinnertimes are anything but full of laughter and good conversations. It is more like telling someone every five minutes to “sit down” or “stop pushing your plate around.” Not what I think the first presidency is picturing! What am I doing?