Tag Archive: Humor

Not Me Concert

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my faults, failings and quirks by denying them. Last Sunday after our worship service and fellowship meal (think no nap and a tired 8 month old) we headed to the University to listen to one of the students in our church perform as part of the symphony orchestra….

Not Me: Dancing, Late Nights and Eggs

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my (or my family’s) faults, failings and quirks by denying them. Immediately after asking the children to be more careful in the kitchen, I did not proceed to drop a carton of eggs on the floor and I did not drop a second cartons of eggs a few…

Colby’s Emergency

I’m sitting on the couch in the dark of the morning reading my Bible when Colby (4) comes up and starts to talk to me. I remind him, “Mommy’s reading the Bible right now. If it’s not an emergency then you should wait until I’m finished.” Colby pauses just a moment and then says, “It…

Chocolate Cake and Unmatched Socks: Not Me

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my faults, failings and quirks by denying them. ♦ I do not have a unmatched sock pile bigger than a healthy two year old. While I was working at sorting the unmatched socks, Bella did not bypass the piles and piles of unsorted socks and head directly for…

Having Someone for Dinner: Not My Kids

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my (or my family’s) faults, failings and quirks by denying them. Since our family lives in Knoxville and we moved here from Kingsport, one may think that the Scattergories task of thinking of a U.S. city that starts with ‘K‘ should be a piece of cake.  Of course…

Yellow Rainbows

Our family is driving along in “The Plum” (our black outside, red interior 12 passenger van).  As we stop at a red light, Colby spots a fast food establishment. Colby:  “Daddy, what are those yellow, curvy lines over that Burger King? Daddy: “That’s a McDonalds.” Colby:  “No, that Burger King right there, with the yellow…

Negotiations

Six month old Bella and I have been embroiled in sleep talks for the past few weeks.  Bella’s position is that sleeping anywhere other than someone’s arms should be strictly limited to 15 minutes and that eating should primarily take place between 10pm and 5am. I tend toward a more liberal view of leaving the…

The Holy Cat? Beginning Readers and the Bible

Each day Mark or I try to speak with each child about their Bible reading.  For the younger ones this usually takes the form of questions to make certain they are completing the readings and understanding what they read. My conversation with Savannah (5) about her reading in Matthew 4 confirms that not only is…

Not Me: O What a Christmas

Not me: Finding the humor in our everyday faults, failings, quirks and disasters by denying them. A good friend of mine said recently that she thinks these things happen to me just so that I have  humorous ideas for the blog.  If that’s true I may have to quit blogging after this past Christmas morning….

Not Me: Gingerbread, Superman and Ears

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my faults, failings and quirks by denying them. Even though I was behind on my to-do list, I did not purchase pre-fab gingerbread house kits for the kids to decorate rather than purchasing candy, making homemade frosting and hundreds of homemade cookies for them to decorate and allowing…

A Christmas Catastrophe

Last week while I was running errands with three of our children I was involved in a conversation with the lady standing behind me in the checkout line.   As we were talking it came up that there are 10 children in our family.  The lady had a typical response, “Wow! You have your hands full”…

Not My Child or Why I Don’t Post Regularly

“Not My Kids” – Bravely confessing some of my kid’s antics and quirks by denying them. When Colby (4) tried to help by bringing the laptop computer to me, he did not trip and fall sending the laptop skittering across the ground and resulting in a computer that is no longer usable. ♦ Colby did…