Thursday, January 19, 2017
This morning, she got into her car seat with a very hesitant look on her face. I buckled her in and the "help me! help me! help me" started. That lasted nearly the whole way to the sitters. Once she even said "pull over!" as she reached for me to pick her up. She apparently isn't a fan. She did okay while Caleb sat next to her to play, but when he got our for school it started all over again!
Monday, January 16, 2017
Elinore had a rough night. She continued to refuse to get into bed at bedtime and had a few time outs. She was teary when I finally got her into bed. We started to talk about what happened and what we could do different along with I'm sorry and I forgive yous.
That's when she told me she just wishes she could be me sometimes. "Why?" I asked. Because I want people to know I'm nice too.
And my mama heart melted in love for this child and hear heart.
We talked about she is kind often, and we are all mean sometimes, myself included. (Her brothers give me constant reminders of how mean I am there! Us mean moms! ;) )
I told her if she wants people to thinks she's nice to make choices that are nice and things will take care of themselves.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Then, she needed a pot to stir her potions and such. We didn't have a big enough one so she told Grandma she needed to help make one. Grandma wasn't so sure about that creation, but Elinore reassured her we had lots of wood in the basement to build it with.
No pot was built.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
I just finished this book. It was a good read, and I think for the right person incredibly helpful and insightful.
I personally don't feel like I live my life in fear or controlled by fear too often, occasionally yes, but not regularly. (Maybe I'm in denial?!) This books focused on overcoming fear with faith, which is an excellent message.
"At this juncture of my life I'm not convinced normal is an obtainable or even desirable goal, but embracing our God-given uniqueness is. In fact, it's an adventure that leads us to embracing that we are more than we know because the Lord is greater - far greater - than we can ever imagine." -Patsy Clairmont