My children are learning first hand and the hard way about first, second and third order effects of actions. We went this morning to purchase tickets for the Nutcracker. The children asked if they could go wander into the theater. I said no. They ignored me (why bother asking?). Honey tripped and twisted her ankle and strained it. So, she is unable to walk. She will be resting for the foreseeable future until she can put weight on it.
That means we will not be able to go to the Christmas tree farm as we had planned on Friday with our homeschool group. We don't have any other time to go. So, unless something happens to free up some time for us, we will not have a tree except for the small fake one we have in the play room.
Not a fun lesson to learn, but hopefully one that will stick.
Please pray for quick healing for Honey. Our performances are coming up rapidly.