1.) What's ailing you? Diagnose yourself with a syndrome.
It's called pregnancy people. And it's rough.
2.) Share with us something you made by hand.
If you will look to your right you will see several of them. I say several because they are not all biologically mine, meaning I didn't make them all. (Though I am forming them all.)
3.) Fess up. Tell us what you found after a spying on someone.
WHAT? Spying is wrong and mean and just...just...wrong and mean. So when I do it I make sure that no one sees or hears me and there is NO WAY I would tell about it on my blog. Are you kidding?
4.) "How are y'all doing it? This summer, I mean? I cannot remember ever being as busy as we've been over the past two months. Those of you who are blogging daily, being as witty and entertaining as ever...I beg of you...HOW?"
5.)What are you afraid of?
I have to honestly say that I'm not afraid of anything. Don't hate. I just leave all my fears in God's hands. And plus, frankly, I have a really great husband who also makes me feel completely safe and comfortable.
The Bible says, "Fear not, for I am with you."
Jeff says, "Don't worry, I'm right here."
So what do I have to fear?
"How are y'all doing it? This summer, I mean? I cannot remember ever being as busy as we've been over the past two months. Those of you who are blogging daily, being as witty and entertaining as ever...I beg of you...HOW?"
I hear people say---I'm so busy. I just don't get it. Why not slow down?
I know that sounds so simple. Like, hey idiot, the reason you keep getting ran over is because you keep crossing the street while cars are going. Why not stop walking?
But yeah, it's like that. Why not just stop?
Life is as slow or fast paced as you make it.
Sometimes we'll find ourselves over involved. Guess what we do? We stop. We quit some things. We give some things up. We find more time at home. That's all you have to do.
Hey, who knows the answer to this question? Do kids need to be stimulated, played with and run to and fro all day long? NO. The answer is a big fat green NO. They don't.
Kids can play outside, they can ride their bikes, they can swim in a blow up pool that is so tiny that they would cry if they knew how tiny it was, they can read books (OH GASP! READ???????), they can do crafts, play with their siblings (NOT FRIENDS??? NEVER!), watch nature, catch lightening bugs, go camping and swimming at the lake.
Kids do not have to go to the pool every day, or well, that's all I can think of. That's how relaxed our lives are. I cannot even fathom what you are doing in a day, during the summer, that would make your life so hectic. I get why it gets that way during the school year....but again, it doesn't have to be that way. I'll preach to you again when school starts and you start lamenting your lack of time.
Here is a better question. How are you making REAL memories, this summer, for your children? Memories that when they are an adult will make them tell stories to their children...and repeat those traditions. That's what it's really all about.
So do tell. I can never have enough of those.