Friday, February 22, 2008

Eclipses and gripe-y kids

These three big kids of mine are going to be the death of me. It has been one of "those" weeks. Ethan and Melanie, especially...just nagging at each other, nasty tones of voices, rolling eyes, scratching, putting snow down their sister's back, tattling...ahhhhhhhhhh. You'd think we could get past this at their ages.
Ethan is a really nice kid but as I've blogged in the past, he really likes to keep me on my toes. He pushes my buttons. So after a trying day on Wednesday, they all got a good "talking to"...and when we were all done, I made them all do a hug-hug-hug...of course, they enjoyed seeing how tightly they could squeeze Melanie....ah ah ah!! but it's good every now and then, say every day or two, to just regroup, get over yourself and love the one you're with. It is so easy in this fast-paced life to put your own needs first. I really want to teach my kids to put others' needs before their own, even with their piddily little siblings. So that is my encouragement to you today, and if you are already doing this, good for you!! Do unto others as you would have done unto yourselves! The Golden Rule is such a good thing! What's funny though, is that while I'm "talking" to them, I'm talking to myself first and foremost.

These eclipse pictures were the best I could was so darn cool! It was actually a bit spooky but I think I've mentioned that! it was like standing at the ocean and being in awe of God's, how did He do that? Scary yet awesome! How Great Thou art!

I have lots to do today, good things, fun things, but we got snow and ice. Gotta run, poopy diaper alert....thanks for letting me vent. I needed to do that badly. Have a great weekend.


Sherry at the Zoo said...

What a great reminder to just love those around you and quit with the griping and the teasing and nagging. I needed this lecture.


Stay in and stay healthy!

becky said...

Thanks for the new entry! I always love to read your have some stellar points and sometimes, we just need to hear it. Hope that kids aren't killin' ya today.!!! Love you guys

dmoms said...

similiar weeek, I got a call from my seven year old's teacher that she has been bullying others at school. What, my sweet youngest daughter?

That verse was said several times in my home this week as well.

Smooches, Kara said...

see now my kids never bicker. HA!!!! We tell the girl's all the time that being military everybody else in our lives come and go. We are the constant. Family is all that matters! Be nice!

But seeing that my kids never fuss with each other. HA!! It's just fun to at least type ;)

Hannah-Indiana said...

Yeah, the eclipse was cool. We would stand by Luke's window and watch the shadow move rapidly over the moon. Have a great Saturday!

Sherry at the Zoo said...

Hello???? Are you there? You haven't blogged for a day or two. HELLO???? Everything Ok?

Just worried bout ya!

(I know, you've been partying, but still, where are your priorities sister? LOL!!!)

Just kidding - you know that, right?