It’s exhausting…I finally got the kids read to, prayers said and tucked into bed. As I sit here, with one child yelling at me to come lay with them, I look around at the laundry. Laundry on the couch, laundry on the floor, Laundry on the bed, laundry in the dirty clothes hamper and in the washer and the dryer. When I say laundry I mean laundry in all stages. Some clean, some dirty, some waiting to be hung, some folded and some just wrinkling away. I choose to ignore it tonight as I did all day and it feels really good.
The dishes in the sink and on the counter are dirty and what’s in the dishwasher is clean because I am too exhausted to put them away and why is it that every clean sippy cup in the house is dirty except for the ones that your children refuse to drink out of but you can’t bear to throw them away so they just clutter up your cabinets along with all of the other things that you think they will need but never use.
I couldn’t find my daughters jazz shoes today for her dance class. I looked everywhere and I have no doubt they will turn up in the weirdest place but I sent her to class barefoot. Yes, I am that Mom praying that the teacher wouldn’t notice or at least wouldn’t say anything. Thankfully, it was one of the two because she didn’t get kicked out of class and stayed the whole time. It was just my oldest daughter who scratched herself during class, probably goofing off instead of paying attention so instead of Mommy getting her 45 minutes alone in the waiting room to check emails, relax, unwind and surf the net, I was tending to a whining 5-year-old who you would have thought broke her arm and was too hurt to go back into class. She needed band-aids and cold paper towel compress’s and Neosporin and the whole ten yards but is much better now in case you are wondering. LOL
So tonight I am just going to sit here and not worry about this laundry or these dishes and I am going to soak in the lessons of the day. I taught my daughters about helping our friends when they need help. We have a family friend who just had her 4th baby. Her 2-year-old has the flu and she (the Mom) is having problems adjusting to her new life understandably. We took one of her daughters with us to dance class today to help them out so they wouldn’t have to get the new baby out and we also took them dinner after dance class on the way to drop her daughter back off.
On the way home I was able to explain to my girls the sweet lesson of helping our friends when they are in need because this is what God wants us to do and because it is the right thing to do. You can tell your kids all day long how to act and what to do but showing them and leading by example is truly the best teacher of them all. Nothing makes your heart sing as a parent more than when your child “gets it.” My girls asked if next week for dance class if we could go and pick up their friend again so we could help out this sweet family again that needed help.
Now should I should get up and tackle some of the dishes and laundry????
I will in just a little bit! : ) I promise!
May we suggest a Robot to make things a little easier?
Psalm 62:1 “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.”
Psalm 4:8 “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
Psalm 127:1-2 “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
2 Thessalonians 3:13 “And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.”
Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”