i have waited all day long for peace and quiet... and i finally get it and im too pooped to even write, because i fear that i will not even be able to establish a complete thought. so here you go for a few realities in my crazy life... but how could i miss a little laugh from my dear blogging friend MCKMAMA? so join in the fun and make sure you read www.mycharmingkids.net
Eli did NOT wake up so quietly from his nap and get into a bunch of bathroom cleaner and pour a ton of conditioner all over the floor! what mom would be that slack as to not hear their child? NOT ME
Eli does NOT climb on top of the counter to play, despite me pulling, prying, time-outing, spanking, disciplining him!
to top off my busy morning of juggling Nana, Eli, Levi, and 52 loads of laundry this morning, i thought i would multi-task while Eli pooped in the potty i clipped his fingernails, however he really wanted the clippers so i handed them to him, yet they fell into the toilet. so yes i had to manuver them out before i could flush... Eli and i laughed in disbelief!
so i know many kids who have tried to eat butter, but how many of them get a fork out of the drawer to eat it? NOT my son
Levi has most certainly NOT become an AVID thumb-sucker... despite my constant nagging, little talks, and pulling it out! ugh still working on changing that!
i did NOT find Bono inside the trashcan as he was attempting to escape the porch
oh and while im at it... one more...
the other day after the carpets had been cleaned (next door) they had the overhead fan on (low i believe as i hardly noticed it) and Nana kept complaining that she was cold and this is how i found her!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Posted by missing africa at 10:24 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
lack of "me" time
overwhelmed at times
much on my mind
unable to share
you could say these are excuses but they are my reasons for being absent over the last month or so. it is therapeutic for me to sit down and write out my thoughts and often i have used this blog to do just that, however, lately i have not even written my thoughts out for myself, let alone to actually spend the time to siphon through them to share what i am comfortable with. so as i sit down to the comforting sound of jennifer knapp playing in the background and sipping some real Kenyan coffee imported this week via a dear friend who just got back from Pokot land in Kenya i find the urge to write as my boys are sleeping.
where to even begin... i guess a quick update and a few pictures to appease those... then hopefully i can share my heart, when the timing is right
making new friends and trying to be light, please pray
saying goodbye to old friends, seems to be my specialty, as MANY of my closest friends do not live in town
Chris is getting more involved in the band at church
we are starting financial peace at the end of the month (praying that the Lord uses this dynamic class to help us pay off debt and medical bills... it could be life-changing if we allow Him to change us from the inside out)
progress is being made with Levi's gastrointestinal issues which causes his pain and screaming
Eli has been having night terrors so we are up many nights praying for him and trying to calm him back to sleep as they cause him to pitch a temper tantrum when he wakes up groggy, frustrated, and mad for being awake in the middle of the night
trying to find parenting books to read up on as Eli has proven to be smarter than his own good! although he is only 22 months, often his behaviors and intellect are far beyond his months, however, so is his anger and stubbornness! suggestions are welcomed!
on a side note... i shaved Chris' head since his receding hairline was starting to drive him crazy!
Posted by missing africa at 3:21 PM