This morning Levi looked at the color and then at his pocket chart. "It's blue. That means I am.... INCREDIBLY HAPPY! YES!!!"
Eli looked at his ring during supper. "Hey Mom," he said, sitting back in his chair. "I'm calm."
All of a sudden, it dawned on me. They weren't looking to see if their mood matched their ring, they were looking at the ring to see what mood they were in. My imagination went wild. What moods might I talk myself into if I could find my heart shaped mood ring from 1976: patient? well-mannered? organized? thrifty? all the fruits of the Spirit just by looking at my ring?
I now plan to buy mood rings for everyone in my family and then make my own Pocket Guide to go with them.
Orange: getting along with my siblings
Mixed colors: cook and clean for your mother
The possibilities are endless, and I may never need to discipline again.