Monday, January 19, 2009

These are days.....

These are days.....

As I have mentioned before I usually have the gift of being able to see how a situation will look in the future. Not that I have better judgement because of it but I can see the humor in almost everything. Unfortunately my "gift" sometimes leaves me and I get wrapped up in the moment and feel a bit overwhelmed. For some reason our Triplet 2 1/2 year olds seem to drag me into their "moments" more and more these days.

Our Nanny from Dallas told me that this was when the tough days were going to start and boy oh boy was she right. I also have this nagging feeling that it will get worse before it gets better. As our friends from Houston call it... willful disobedience. Now they say "No" when we say "go to timeout." So now they get a side helping of loosing their favorite toy for the day or night or sometimes a "tactile reminder":)

Jackson is our most frequent offender. His treasured Glow Worm has been sequestered several times over the past few days. But, like I tell the kids... there are consequences for their actions and their decisions. I tell them what their options are and they choose.

Funny how we all make choices that we know will have adverse consequences. As I told the CFO.. that is the weakness of the flesh isn't it? Like I say, children are a mirror. To which the CFO said "who are you?" :) Needless to say I have grown very much as a Christian during our 11 plus years of marriage.

The Triplets LOVE the bowling set they got from their Aunt Rhonda.


In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
Paul Harvey

Al

2 comments:

Liz said...

So true, we do make choices (even if we know we won't like the consequences)sometimes just to buck authority. By the way....I LOVE that Addison is always wearing a hat. She is such a cutie!

Miss Kelly said...

So does that mean you would welcome a visit from Miss Kelly or that I should wait until you have them under control? :)