Toilet Tag

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I was driving home from the most marvelous weekend, I was so inspired to BECOME a better Mom by having a better relationship with my sidekicks (especially my oldest daughter).  I got to my Sister in Law's house and went in to find all of the kids spread out on the floor having a sleep over with their cousins.  I gave them all a kiss, told them how much I missed them, and then re-tucked them in for the night.

The next morning we woke up early, loaded in the car, and started our drive home.  Once home everything was dropped on the floor as we hurried to get ready for church.  It was around 6 o'clock when I finally got around to rallying the troops to get their belongings put away.  By this point everything was scattered throughout the house, and in this tiny twin home a small mess can feel like a HUGE problem.

That peaceful spirit left and was replaced by much wailing and gnashing of teeth (mostly by the mother of this family) as we tried to get everything cleaned up.

I think I should interject a side note on how I was feeling.  I am going on my second month of antibiotics, I hate taking medicine and this is no exception, but I really want to have my skin problem taken care of so I am trying to stick with it.  Only lately I have been having a strange side effect, if I eat any sugary treat I get very nauseous.  Rob thinks this would be good because it would keep me away from sugary treats, but I seem to forget until it is too late and I am wanting to cuddle up to the toilet.  

So previous to my rallying I had eaten a rice krispy treat and I was sick and very frustrated, taking my patience level to a zero.  This is no excuse for my behavior, but it was not helping the situation.  But my family pitched in despite of me and soon the house was clean.  Rob, being the great Dad that he is, decided the kids needed some time outside and took them out to play toilet tag.   

 I wasn't up for running around so I took my camera out to take pictures instead.  I found the wonderful spirit I had felt all weekend returning along with a great feeling of love for all 4 of these wonderful spirits I am lucky enough to call my family.

I feel like I have a long way to go, but I am appreciating the glimpses into exactly what I am hoping to have and who I am hoping to become.

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