Monday, February 28, 2011

Coffee and Prayer

That is the only thing getting me through this day! I am so tired. So tired of working out. Gone are the days of eating whatever whenever I wanted. So tired of having a sick, runny nose, coughing, tugging ears baby. More tired from her older sister. Where in the world did she get this attitude? She complained of everything this morning(the light burned her eyes, Macy was looking at her funny, her splinter that we removed last weekend was bothering her again) then she topped it off by racing her friend to the front door of school. Neither of them were laughing. In her sweet little 5 year old mind this was such a competition. And she was going to give it her all. Backpack on back and lunch in hand. I wish I could have seen her face. I also wish she'd get over this jealousy/competitiveness attitude. I'm working with her on that. Here's where we stand:

I was talking to Maddi about jealousy and bragging. She asked me what the word jealousy meant.

Me: It's like when Kenna (good friend of hers) gets a new toy that you want and you're unable to be happy for her because you're focusing only on yourself.

Maddi: Oh okay. I get it.

Maddi: (5seconds later) Hey next time when you explain that can you explain it like "I have a new toy and Kenna wants it really bad?"

I have prayed for patience way to many times already today.

I saw this on another blog I enjoy reading and thought I'd share:

Like most of you I am tired of the US Government taking its torture tips from Jack Bauer. First of all, Uncle Sam, Jack Bauer is not a real person. Of course neither is Uncle Sam, so one can see were the lines between real and fake could easily become blurred. Regardless, I think that it is time for the Government to get some tips form people who really know about torture: MOMS. That is right. Your average mom is tortured day in and day out both by  her children. Here are my top ten suggestions for how to effectively and almost humanly torture. They are sure to make the Spanish Inquisition cringe.

10. Repeat the same inane question over and over and over and over and over again to your captive until they crack or their ears bleed, whichever comes first. Might I suggest the classic, 'are we there yet?'

9. Force them to watch the same episode of Dora the Explorer, Wonder Pets or Telletubies on a continuous loop from 5am in the morning until 8pm at night. You may also substitute with Yo Gabba Gabba.

8. Have them mop an 10x10 foot room with real mop and a real bucket until it shines. Then drop a pound of sugar, a gallon of Kool-Aid and a dozen eggs in the middle of said floor and watch them fold like cheap suit.

7. Tell them they get to take their first solo shower in 8 months and then open to shower door every 10 seconds and ask, 'watcha doing?' over and over and over and over again.

6. Make them cook an elaborate meal, have them set the table just so, allow to sit down and as they start to eat, ask them to get up and get you something. Repeat until their meal is cold and then demand they start your bath.

5. Enlist them in a system of carpool drop-offs and pick-ups so complex that it would make Tom Clancy's brain bleed. Then make them do it in a station wagon with malfunctioning windows and no attenna.

4. Force them to sit through weeks of allergy testing under the guise of proper healthcare. They will be poked dozens on times with small razor blades containing itch inducing ingredients, forced to sit still for 30 minutes WITHOUT scraping and then told that the test was null and void because of their delicate terrorist skin.

3. Strap them into a car, drive them down a boring stretch of highway and force to listen to the Wiggles for 10 hours strait while someone kicks the back of their seat constantly.

2. Never let them poop alone, in fact stand directly to their right asking repeatedly if you can flush the toilet for them the entire they are trying to go.

1. Wake them up ever two hours demanding milk and a diaper change.
I love my sweet girls and I love being a mommy to them. Some days they just wear me out!

No more complaining, I promise!
On Friday, Christy came over and we sewed together. This is was so fun getting to visit (with an adult) and sew at the same time! I hope to do this more often. 
This weekend we went to the marriage seminar with Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham. We loved it! It was so informative and just what we needed. We went with the Carrs, some good friends of ours from Tyler, but who are also moving to Longview! Yay! Anyways, we learned a lot and were so glad to be able to go. Paige kept the girls for us while were there all day from 9-3. We owe you Paige! I know it's a lot of work but the girls love her and love hanging out over at Nee Nee's. 
We stayed at my parents house and looked at houseplans, browsed through different home decorating magazines, and viewed millions of online kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms etc. I do this all the time and love it. It's not Josh's favorite thing to do. He is however, excited about moving and building and so am I. We put a contract on a lot in White Oak. I will be very excited if it all works out. I'm trying not to get my hopes up! 
One Sunday before Church

Playing with her food that has fallen to the bottom of her exersaucer. Yum.

Concentrating so hard on her V-Reader.

Favorite thing about this picture? The BB gun I just noticed.

Yes, Trip is wearing shorts.

Macy loves her papaw!

Loves uncle Tay too. Taylor said, "Does my hair really look like that?" 

This is how I want my front porch to look.
This could be really creepy if its your home. I'm sorry!

The street where our lot is.

Our lot! (Hopefully!) :)

1 comment:

  1. That is so exciting about building a house! What a pretty lot... you are so lucky to have trees. We Dallas-ites miss the trees.
    The picture of Macy and Taylor is so cute!