One of my fears as a parent is that nothing I do will sink in. In particular, it is of utmost importance to me that they develop a relevant faith - one with which they can see that the principles in Scripture always come true. Then, they can know and trust God's perfect will for them, even if they don't see Him working, or even if His will doesn't seem "good" at the time.
Last week, we built structures out of food items from around the house, and we started talking about what makes a structure stronger. To illustrate the point, we did this little experiment: We built a cube out of linguine and marshmallows. We tried to balance a lasagna noodle on top. It fell down. We added "crossbeams" to our structure, then tried to balance the lasagna noodle.
Little Man said, "The wise man built his house with triangles. The house on the sand did not have triangles."
"It was foolish for him to skip the triangles, wasn't it? To make his house stronger?"
I didn't expect it. I didn't plan for that to be part of our lesson. I am so thankful that it was.