Hey my friend's! How is your Thursday? Was it crazy, running here and running there? Was it calm and serene? What's that? That's the trick isn't it, to find the calm and serene in the middle of the running around! Izaiah had his counseling appointment today. So I had to pick him up from preschool, take him to counseling, then back to preschool. I ran home to grab some lunch then ran back to preschool to pick up the boys! They were full of vim and vinegar and all the stuff little boys are made of. They kept messing with each other no matter oh many times I threatened time out! We got home and Papa was still in the house, a very rare thing, so he put a Lassie movie in for them to watch! I don't know what he was thinking! (I love Lassie movies but there is not enough action in them for the boys!) Then Tom suggested that I sit down with Jeremiah and get his homework done, yes homework in preschool. So I sat Jeremiah down to do his work! A scavenger hunt, which is fun, and then tracing letters and numbers! He likes doing school work and is picking it up pretty quickly but he was distracted by the movie and kept asking me what our Collie, Honey, was doing in the movie? Izaiah kept coming over trying to help Jeremiah but he was giving him the wrong answers! My patience was running very thin! I finally got Izaiah back in his chair to watch the movie, finished with Jeremiah and got him in his movie watching chair. Remember I said that for them it was a slow movie? I had to literally make them stay in their chairs and watch the movie! At least at the end of the movie 2 boys got into a fight and fell in a river. Of course Lassie jumped in to try to save them and then she drowns! But in the end she lives because a Lassie movie can't have a bad ending! After peanut butter jelly and milk 🥛 it was outside for some fresh air. Bouncing with Bailey and in general finding sticks to use as guns and swords. We have to be careful that the sticks aren't too big because they like to wack each other with them. So they're outside for a while then I hear crying. This time it was Izaiah! So we start with the twenty questions. What happened? Jeremiah threw a rock and hit me in the head. So what did you do to Jeremiah? Nothing. Jeremiah why did you throw a rock at your brother? Because I wanted to play with the yellow toy. Could you maybe have taken turns? Izaiah, "I gave him the other tractor 🚜 to play with." We decided it was a draw and made them both do some unconventional time out. Laying down in the living room floor! So the question remains, how do you find serenity in the middle of all that? The answer, cartoons in the basement family room, and bed time! Thank God for 🌙 bedtime! Prayer helps also, if you ask for his peace he will give it you! Prayers for the boys to help calm them. Prayers for myself to help me respond appropriately! The boys are still 3 and 5 so they still say and do things that are incredibly cute and funny! Jeremiah was trying to tell us about Teradactols, again he's 3, I didn't even think he knew the word teradactol! When we heard him say it we all started laughing just because he is so incredibly smart! Anyway, enough of my bragging! Kiss your baby's, love your children and pray for serenity! It will come! Love you in Jesus! FG Farm Girl
Lassie, er Honey!
Contentment! He waits for her all day long!