On Monday, my four year old dropped a dozen eggs at the checkout. I had already paid for them and he was "just twying to help" by bagging them. They didn't make the bag. Yesterday he was infatuated with a light up snowman decoration on the window sill. Needless to say the snowman no longer lights up. As soon as he became a toddler, he reminded me of Curious George. He never means to make … [Read more...] about Like Curious George
Whoever came up with the line, "Choose your battles"? Yeah, I know what it means. You can't fight everything, and some things are not worth it. Don't try to fight everything that happens or everyone who wants to pick a fight.With children, we politely dictate that phrase, realizing that they are human, get tired, hungry, and don't always mean what they say. With undesirable people, we decide … [Read more...] about Unchosen Battles
You've seen the sign. Restaurants hang it to indicate a remodeling; retail stores section off their construction work and post it there."Pardon our dust." I admit it; I used to be a total clean freak. Thirteen years ago, when I had one child, my house had to be virtually perfect. I didn't go to bed unless the toilet paper was hanging correctly. And now… well, some hard life … [Read more...] about Pardon our dust…
Since our sweet baby Tarah has been born, our other children have fought, and I do mean fought, over who gets to sit next to her in the van. Why this means so much to them or why the victory in this battle seems to be so sweet, I don’t think I’ll ever understand. However I choose to handle the matter; someone is not happy. That person is whoever has to sit in the very back … [Read more...] about I’m thinking of a number….
Today I've been reviewing in preparation for Bible Study tomorrow. In case you missed it, we're currently in Priscilla Shirer's Jonah study and it is just so stinkin' good. My favorite part of the lesson this week has been looking at various Bible characters to whom God gave a second chance. This stems from Jonah 4:1: And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time I've been given … [Read more...] about That was then. This is now.