Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My New Motto

My life right now seems to be filled with "moments" that are tempting me to question my sanity, ...or at least my competency as a mother. I've come to several conclusions after 3 recent fridge 'break-ins' by a two year old - 2 involving cartons of eggs being dripped up and down my carpeted hallway on 2 separate occasions, and another involving a double batch of unset red jello poured onto the floor (and underneath the fridge.) Just so you know, there is now a fridge safety strap installed on the door. And after getting smart and putting a cover on the knob to the garage door so this same boy can't get into the garage and then into the van and then open the garage door with the opener. And after getting that same 2 year old down from everywhere he's decided to climb - the counters, his bookshelf, his brother's top bunk, the top of the changing table. And after deciding to still eat the remains of a loaf of pumpkin bread (with chocolate chips) that our 100 lb dog had pulled off of the counter where it was cooling and eaten half of, (hey, don't look at me like that - I cut off the slobbery parts!), I'm slowly coming to this conclusion: ......I'm a slow learner. I've GOT to be more proactive about these things. Thank heavens my husband is, (...proactive, not a slow learner) or i'd still be cleaning up eggs everyday. But more importantly, I'm learning this: You can't always get mad, or you'll likely go insane. I wouldn't trade this life for anything. My kids are healthy, I have a husband who loves me, a house to live in, and most important a forgiving God who helps me (and my kiddos) through these "moments" - helping me to be thankful...even when it's messy.

What moments are you learning to be happy for?


  1. you are learning indeed! love you, carrie

  2. Oh goodness!!! I would FREAK about the eggs and the jello!

    Here it is more the constant bickering among the siblings- I need to just be thankful that I do have 3 healthy kids! Thanks for the reminder.

    And your art is beautiful, as always!!!

  3. amen, sister. it's good to know that there are lots of moms out there feeling the same way (slightly overwhelmed). and good to remember that this is, indeed, a good and blessed life.
    even with jello under the fridge.

  4. Love this! I found your blog through Amy's Modge Podge I have another fabulous morning "creatively inpsired" pit stop!