Yesterday I attempted a feat requiring super human strength and ability:
I shopped at Wal-Mart with 3 young children.
"Put that back."
"No, we're not buying that."
"You have to go potty? Wait a minute."
"Put this in the shopping cart for me, OK?"
"You do not run in the store."
To the man behind the deli: "You're out of popcorn chicken?" Youngest child then cries on cue.
"Come back here right now."
"No, stay here."
Is there a more difficult situation where you need the empowerment and fruit of the Holy Spirit?
After I got home and told my wife how stressful the experience was (she took the other car earlier in the day to run errands), she reminded me:
"You were the one who didn't want to stay home with the kids. Taking them along was your idea."
I guess I'm not getting a pity-party.