Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Confessions

  • I love Easter but cannot seem to have a year with no mishaps! This year Allie Beth's dress did not come in and John and I had a 'not so good day' together. Good thing is, we have very generous friends that lend their children's clothes to us and me and John are over it. Best thing is.....none of that is the real reason for Easter and HIS grace is sufficient!
  • My son is now 4 years old. I cried. Several times.
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  • My sweet, kind child that turned 4 is going through a mean streak and is being very difficult to be around. I'm confused and not liking it at all! Any suggestions?!!
  • The birthday boy's big day turned out nothing like I'd hoped. He was ill and so hard to deal with. I was heartbroken. Birthdays are supposed to be great days! 
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  • I threw away a lot of candy from Easter baskets b/c I was so tired of fighting my children and eating it myself.
  • I told John I was getting up at 5:00 a.m. to watch 'the wedding'. He laughed. He was right.
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  • We all dug up potatoes today out of our neighbor's garden. I think I had more fun than the children.  I love that!
  • My toenails are usually painted year-round. Right now they have no polish on them and are in desparate need of a pedicure.
  • We are having part of our deck covered. The first time I came home and saw it completed I cried.  It was not what I had pictured. John and I have come up with a plan so now I'm feeling much better. 
  • The saddest part of the above confession is that there are thousands of people right now that would love to have a house. Much less care about the insignificant details.
  • I feel like the picture below.
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  • I got absolutely nothing 'accomplished' today. Therefore I have 5 loads of clothes piled in the laundry room and a sink full of dirty dishes.
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  • This family went to Sonic tonight. John bought a bag of sonic ice for me! WoW! It's awesome!
  • My husband is laying beside me in bed jamming out to the Rocky song that's playing on TV. Hmmmmmm......
Good night guys!


Melissa Stover said...

potatoes already? that's wonderful.
my husband was watching rocky earlier too. men.

Lynn Castleberry said...

You know what all of that tells me??? You're human!! Hang in there. As far as your son's not so nice behavior right now; my suggestion (and I am certainly no expert) just continue to be loving but stern and consistency is key. That is what I keep hearing anyway. :) Being a wife and mother is definitely challenging at times but oh so worth all the pain, sweat, and tears. Praying for you and all mothers out there.

Beth said...

Oh thanks Lynn! JOhn Luke has been our sweet child. Very tenderhearted, and sweet. Of course he had his moments and was nowhere near perfect.) All of a sudden it was like THE day he turned 4 he turned into a different child! He was mean to his friends. Very disrespectful, and just ill. I was devastated b/c I had been so not looking forward to him turning 4 b/c I didn't want him to lose his "innocence". Anyway, I appreciate your advice. I think the hardest part of all is being consistent. B/c you lose your pateience and get frustrated. And yes, being a wife and mother is a very challenging job. But it is so worth it like you said. I wouldn't change anything at all! I just wish God would speak down from heaven and tell me all the answers at all the right times! Thanks again Lynn!:)

The Starr Family said...

Oh my dear... we went through the same stage with our sweet girl and now with my son! At the risk of sounding horrid, I'll describe it this way... I think they are on the cusp of 'getting it' but still on the edge of pea brain. Does that make any sense? I feel like this stage is about really understanding, learning, and wanting full control. It just comes out of them so ornery like, right? :)

ps... I died, your sweet girl in the big old southern bow and her Wrangler t-shirt! Hilarious!

Beth said...

I think you might be he's just figured out how to be that way over night! It's unreal! I pray he gets out of this stage quick! I know there are much worse things in this world, I just have always (even before children) prayed that my children would be tenderhearted, kind to others, and respectful! To me those are HUGE!!! Anyway, thanks for the encouragement!

That bow was about as big as her head!:)

Anonymous said...

I had a really good laugh and a really good cry reading this post. I am so thankful for you! You are a precious friend to me and I have NO idea what I did before I knew you! I love you and your family! Also so glad my little chidren (and the big one too) have your little children to grow up with! Thank you for being transparent! Kristen

Beth said...

Thanks Kristen! That was really sweet! I'm thankful for you and your family! Y'all are precious to us:)!