Somehow this week had my head spinning so much, I literally had vertigo. Tis the season…
Lesson #1: I have yet another reason to be concerned about Pink’s tween years. The other day she picked out her own outfit — which she felt very strongly about — and only later did I realize the shirt opened in the front to expose her bare midriff all day.
Lesson #2: While kids may be maturing too quickly these days, the stuffed animals are even worse. I found one of Pink’s wearing my bra.
Lesson #3: The only thing more surprising than a sweet stuffed polar bear in lingerie is a curious 17-month old who can almost open the front door.
Lesson #4: When an alarming local situation has you talking to your kids about the dangers of certain strangers, you can be pretty sure you’ll need to have that talk again soon when the 3-year old’s takeaway is, “If a stranger wants to show you his pet shark, be careful because they can eat you.”
Lesson #5: It’s a good thing Little has a couple more years at his Christian preschool. The other day when I asked if they sang Big’s favorite and my favorite songs during worship in chapel he said yes. Then, when I asked if they sang his favorite song he said no. When I made the mistake of asking just what his favorite song is, he answered, “Katy Perry.”
Lesson #6: I’m beginning to think Little’s accidents aren’t so accidental. After walking behind Big mid-swing and taking a golf club to the mouth, he seemed to enjoy the fact that he got to sit in my lap with uninterrupted cuddles for the rest of the day. (And the good news is, he now has a swollen bottom lip to match his still healing top lip…he’s so Hollywood!)
Lesson #7: It’s hard to feel sorry for a kid who cries every morning getting dressed because all of his pants are so loose they fall off. (If only we could redistribute some of my “wealth”!)
Lesson #8: Little would now like to be referred to as Phineas. Not because of the cartoon character’s creativity or sense of adventure, but because he has a cool pokey nose.
Lesson #9: If Little insists on continually peeing in our bushes, I wish he’d at least go in the backyard so the whole street doesn’t have to see that I have no control over my children. (Though I sense they can hear that on a daily basis.)
Lesson #10: As the stress of the holidays begins, there’s no better reminder of what the season is all about then buying the preschool class’ Adopt-a-Family grocery store gift cards so they, too, can gather around a table and count their loved ones as a true blessing.
May your week include your blessings, little surprises, and music that moves you!