Monday, November 24, 2008

Sheepish grins and Not Me

Pin It First things first ... remember THIS post from a couple of weeks ago? Well, see me blush through the computer screen. Is your monitor turning a lovely shade of red? It should be.

You know how sometimes you think things are supposed to work out one way and then they don't? A lot of people take things in stride, thinking that it means the Lord has something else planned for them. I am, evidently, not one of those people. Other people get mad, stamp their feet, cry, and have temper tantrums, including biting the heads off of family members. You guessed it friends. I am one of THOSE people. And, if you're reading this thinking "no way!" it just means I have you snowed and you don't know me as well as you think you do. Just please don't ask one of my family members for clarification. I'd prefer you just think the best of me, even if it's inaccurate!

Anyway ... I hope to be able to post tomorrow or Wednesday about how the Lord worked all of this out. He already has worked it out, but I'd prefer to be able to share the details. :) In the meantime, I'm going to work on becoming one of the "take things in stride" people. I'll let you know how it goes.

And now ...

hm ... it's been a pretty perfect week around here, so I don't have a ton of things to share ... (pardon me while I pick myself up off the floor from laughing so hard!)

I DID (finally) sort through the little one's clothes. I pulled out the super summery stuff, and replaced it with our TX loosely defined wintery stuff. I DID NOT leave the summery stuff out, where it has been knocked over, trampled, and put on various dolls. Some of this stuff DID NOT get put back in the drawer. I DID NOT have a fit when the kids would get into it, and I certainly DID NOT admit that it was my fault for leaving it out in the first place.

Remember the math DVD that I DID NOT make my oldest spend her birthday money to replace after she lost it? We DID NOT just find it last night behind the couch. I mean, I MOVE the couch to vacuum, so how on earth could we not have seen that DVD back there? Okay, it really HAS NOT been almost an entire year since that couch has been moved. Anyone want a Math U See Delta DVD and teacher's book? I DID tell the oldest that if the other set was found, we'd sell the new set and she could have the proceeds from the sale.

And now I need to pick on the middle one ... I DID NOT make her wear shoes that are too small to church last night because she couldn't find the ones that DO fit. I DID NOT decide to not care that her little toes were scrunched up. I WAS NOT unsympathetic at all and I certainly did not threaten to remove every toy from her room and put her shoes neatly where her toys were until she could start keeping up with them. I'd never do that.

And one more ... remember THIS post? I HAVE NOT already blown that to bits. SIGH.

6 comments:

Becca said...

Finding shoes is one of my LEAST favorite things to do, so I am certainly glad your daughter did not lose any.

Sandy said...

Good morning. I found your site by way of mycharmingkids. I noticed you are a homeschooler. What grades do you teach? I also teach at home grades K, 3, 6, and 9. I loved your not me about changing seasonal clothes. I can so relate!

Erica said...

I have a pile of 'don't fit' clothes on my couch right now waiting to be put away and yes they've been knocked off and unfolded already! I love the 4 things idea...maybe next year (for me too)! Have a great day!

Alexis said...

Is there some sort of support group for mothers of children who outgrow their clothes? I too, have a pile of both outgrown and summer stuff that keep getting knocked over! What's WITH that anyway??

mommaof4wife2r said...

loving your list...and for the record, i never leave clothes out in piles that get sorted back in with the newer batch. not me.

Micah said...

I can't wait to see God's handy work. :o)
Thinking about the trantrum thing....does it count if I get really optimistic AFTER I've had a foot stamping tantrum?