Instilling in the boys a love for others is so difficult since we are all born with major selfishness. We started teaching them this verse, "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves." (Philippians 2:3) Every day is a struggle for us all to be at peace, especially since we homeschool and see each other ALL DAY long. :) There are plenty of opportunities to remind them of this verse all the time!
And of course it's the hardest at home, to consider their brothers as more important than themselves. :) I pray that the Lord will continually work on my heart to be a good example to serve others. Home is the place where all of our sins come out and I know they've seen an abundance selfish acts from their Mama! They are quick to forgive and I am so thankful for that!
Here are a couple of photos for you all. My boys have a membership to an online educational program that allows them to earn gold coins when they accomplish a level of math, Bible, language arts, geography, or science. They can purchase pets, furnish their castle, and see their friends' castles. I'm sure there's a lot more to do on there that we're not aware of yet.
Check out the pets' names: