Hot Chocolate

We don’t like to battle at our house.

We are pro making your own choices.

The hardest piece of this is the natural consequences that sometimes come while still living in the confines of the temporal world.

For example, you can choose to get up on time or not, but the consequence means missing your bus or making your bus.

Since we don’t want to have a wake-up bus battle everyday, because we like starting the day with smiles and hugs, the choice instead is this:

You may get up on time and have hot chocolate for one on one time in the mornings, or you can move too slowly and have cold chocolate and no one on one time in the morning.

That means the pressure is on me to make sure one on one time is an extra positive interaction.

And also to make the best hot chocolate ever, which I do.

So far everyone is choosing hot chocolate and one on one time.


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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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