I didn’t really mean to stop doing lessons posts. It just sort of happened. But last week, I found myself running to write down notes as funny and/or meaningful things happened. So I’m back at it. And I hope you’ll enjoy a laugh or two along the way! (I’ve even included one of the lessons as an image you can pin or share on social media. Yep, I’m getting all fancy up in here.)
Lesson #1: When you find a screw from your children’s bunk bed hidden in another room of the house, you have to wonder if hiring the discount moving company who put the beds together for you was actually worth the savings. (Then again, maybe it’s ok when you already have two little boys who specialize in operating with a screw loose.)
Lesson #2: While our old neighbors are kindly saying they miss us and it’s too quiet without our family around, I’m guessing our new neighbors would beg to differ.
Lesson #3: You can’t help but adore a little girl whose last words as she falls asleep are, “My belly is full. And so is my heart.”
Lesson #4: While I decided to wear a post-shower robe in an effort to show my kids that we actually do have some boundaries in our house, they proceeded to rub their faces all over the soft, cozy thing — while I was in it, of course — proving me oh-so very wrong.
Lesson #5: There are times when you can’t help but feel at peace as you sense the presence of a loved one’s spirit. It is not, however, in the middle of the night when the bathroom’s motion sensor light repeatedly goes on and off when everyone is tucked in bed, sound asleep.
Lesson #7: While there’s no good time to have your kid walk in the kitchen and ask, “What smells so gross?!?”, it’s especially alarming when it’s while you’re making dinner for neighbor.
Lesson #8: I’m pretty sure I should be offended. Every time I play dolls with Pink, her babies don’t like anything their mommy cooks…at all.
Lesson #9: Never underestimate the entertainment value of having a porta-potty in your yard.
Lesson #10: Technically I had nothing to do with Big’s 3-2 record at his first debate tournament, but I have to think giving him years worth of points to passionately protest certainly didn’t hurt.
Here’s to a week with more wins than losses, and bedtimes where you find your bellies and hearts wonderfully full.
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