From our hearts our mouths will speak. "Lord, give me Your vision for these kids."
God has been teaching me so much in the past year and a half about my thought life. What we think will turn into what we do and say. At this moment, when my frustration peaked, my thoughts were not God-honoring. When Christ came to this earth He challenged the heart. Just because our outward man does all the "right" things, does not mean our heart honors Him.
I did unbuckle my kids--for the record it was less than a minute later. They really hadn't changed that much. They weren't saying, "Yes, ma'am; I love you mommy." In fact both their demands and my mental battle continued. But God is faithfully teaching me how to submit to the power of His might, bringing every thought captive to obedience. Thankfully He is graciously patient in the process.