“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my faults, failings and quirks by denying them.
This year I was not disappointed that2 year old Nick merely nodded sagely as the big kids showed him the turkey and told him we were going to eat it for dinner. I did not secretly miss Colby’s loud proclamation from last year. After one glimpse at that big, raw bird, Colby (then 3) confidently assured us that he was NOT going to be eating any of that thing for dinner or any other time.
I did not walk around with my camera to relish and record the anticipation
and busyness as we prepared for the influx of guests.
I did not allow Savannah (5) to clean the bathroom while wearing one of her nice dresses with a bonnet, apron and dress-up high heels.
I do not allow the children to paint on one another WITH PERMANENT PAINT.
We did not allow our children to run around half-dressed with company over.
I did not allow the older children to dress Nicholas up like our dinner.
Mark does not allow or encourage rough housing right before company arrives,
because then the children would be all wound up and hyper before they get all wound up and hyper because guests are arriving.
We have not allowed little Miss Bella to continue to think that being held nearly every moment is a necessity for her existence. As a mother of 10 I certainly know better than that.
I do not have a passel of co-conspirators in this task of spoiling our baby.
I did not promise to post Thanksgiving pictures on Thursday only to wait until today to post them.
I wasn’t too busy, truth was we were just having too good of a time to stop and turn on the computer.
Today its back to the regular, blessed and happy routine of cooking, cleaning, laundry, reading, talking, studying and lots and lots of fun with my amazing kids. Thank you Lord, for my life.
What didn’t you do this past week?