Monday, August 25, 2008
Jack: Mommy I don't like noodles. I like them like hotdogs. (He hates hotdogs)
Me: Jack, you have to eat five bites.
Jack: How about four.
Me: How about six.
Jack: Five is good.
Time went on and Jack proceeded to whine. I told him all bargains were off and he needed to get up and get in the shower. Then he was headed to bed. Oh how the tears flowed. Isn't it funny how those tears hurt mamas worse than they ever hurt the kids? Once Jack got to bed we got out his Bible heros book and read about Isaac. The verse with that story tonight was all about obedience. Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Our discussion then went something like this:
Me: Who does obedience please?
Me: Who else?
Jack: You and daddy.
Me: And when you please Jesus and mommy and daddy, who else is pleased?
Jack: Me. Because then I get to do fun things instead of go to bed!
Ahh, he's getting it. If only we could teach these lessons once. :)
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love - Aristotle
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I love it when Sophie puts on my shoes (or anyone else's for that matter) like they belong on her feet! She is such a shoe girl! I still remember when she got her first pair of big girl shoes. She wasn't even one year old. She took those shoes in her hands and started to try to put them on her feet all by herself. She knew just where those things belonged! There's just something about cute little feet in great big shoes!Check these out...I think they fit!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I've not blogged for days. My goal is to do a couple of entries a week. I also have great pictures of Jackson from the first day of school. This is week #2 of school so hopefully as this week progresses, I will find my pace and feel a little more grounded in the this juggling act of school, wife, mom and Awana coordinator. Whew! I love it all but this transition is never easy. Time to check on my tucked in little tyke. I just heard the bellow of "Mommy" from his room. :) Good night!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tonight I will take my little man to his classroom for the first time. He's one whole hand old and off to kindergarten. Jacker... where has our time gone? I'm excited for his experience. I know he'll do great. He has an awesome teacher that I know will love him to pieces - the good and the bad. :) I'd be lying through my teeth though if I didn't say today brings a tear to my eye. It truly seems like just an instant ago I was learning how to do all those motherly baby things and figuring out Jack's personality, playing pat-a-cake and sword fighting in the living room like a ninja. I have enjoyed every second of these last five years. I'll hold my tears back tonight as I help him unpack his backpack of supplies at open house. But, excuse me while I wipe my tears for now...my baby is a kindergartener!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Carol Sue, Leroy and I...The Birthday Smooch!
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune - Unknown