Giving up shouting for Lent 4

We have talked a lot in The Mad House about what Lent is and what it means and last year we discussed the fact that Lent is about repentance, this year I am looking at reinforcing that message with them.

I tried giving up shouting last year, but wasn’t too successful, so I am going to give it another go again this year, in fact we are all going to try and keep the volume turned down.


One other thing we are going to do is use the time to give to people less fortunate than us.  I want the boys to have an understanding of Charity and Red Nose Day does help this.  So after reading on Angela’s Blog Tracing Rainbows, about her doing a giveaway each week, we have decided that we are all going to give something to the charity shop each week.  The boys are already discussing which ones to give away.

SO what are you doing over Lent?

4 thoughts on “Giving up shouting for Lent

  • muummmeeeee!

    Giving something to charity every week…what a wonderful thing to teach your children – it’s so important for our children to realise how lucky they are x

  • Hot Cross Mum

    You have inspired me Jen – giving up shouting is exactly what we all need to do for Lent. This will be much harder than giving up anything else!

  • Harriet

    Great minds clearly think alike…. I’ve given up shouting too. And when I told L, she said she’d give up whinging and crying (although we’ve agreed it’s ok to cry if you hurt yourself). And you know what? So far, so 1 day in…. (apart from when I yelled at her to get off the sofa, but then I was lifting it at the time….!)

  • The Coffee Lady

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    We follow a little book the church published a couple of years ago called Live Life, Love Lent. It’s full of very positive ideas, like small acts of kindness and thoughtfulness (eg giving a toy to a charity shop, saying something nice about someone) every day. I’m not too good on giving things up – no willpower!

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