I really wish I had something substantial to share. The only thing I’m thinking about right now is the next thing I have to do. Honestly, blogging is not on my to-do list. I should not be sitting here, but I am because I have missed blogging the last couple of days. It’s just something that makes me happy. And I am in need of some happy-time.
We’ve been doing a little traveling, spending time with extended family, eating, laughing, crying, and having fun with the people we love most in the world. We’ve been home a full two days, and my kids are officially sick of being around each other.
Reasons Excuses I’m offering for them: They’re a little tired from all the going back and forth, Benjamin is a little on edge because of the medicine he is having to take right now to help control his asthma (pray for him, won’t you?), we had a late breakfast so I forgot to serve them lunch–low blood sugar. Take your pick. If I have to mediate one more dispute…well, I’ll just have to mediate one more dispute. Uh-oh, here it comes. I just heard Noah say, “I’m telling on you.” I think I’m going to just turn on the t.v. It’s full of powerful, dark magic that lulls my children by the hour. Plus, one of the networks is about to start running A Christmas Story non-stop for the next 24 hours. Our kids have never seen it, so that ought to hold them long enough for me to get dinner on the table. But, alas, Karl says, “NO! You can’t reward them with t.v. after they’ve been so ugly to each other.”
But what about my sanity?!
Its existence is questionable to begin with, so my question is moot. Well, here’s to living with some principles…
Seriously, though, I want to wish all you readers a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! You guys are the best. Pouring myself out here on the blog, your encouraging comments and emails, and getting to know several of you (for real), add up to make me very happy.