“. . . So maybe if someone is giving you a hundred million reasons to walk away, then maybe it’s time to put up healthy boundaries and go. At some point you have to stop looking for the reason to stay.”
Well, after several false starts and missteps (missing an ingredient! not enough time! that pan is dirty!) I am officially the guy who brings a bag of chips to a potluck.
#hatebeingthatguy #shameshameIknowyourname #longday
The toddler got woken up by thunder and was sure it was, “scary car outside.”
Me:. . . So if something bad happened to you and you needed to tell an adult, name me five adults you trust, not counting Mom and Dad.
Danny: Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Anderson, Miss Chei, Grandma and. . . the lady who brings a dog to church. I can’t remember her name, but she brings a dog?
#priorities #hetrustsdogpeople #therapydogatchurch
Daughter: Mom, did you know that when a baby shark is born, his mom just swims away? That’s why they’re so mean. They don’t have a mom to teach them how to love.
#andthenshestartedcrying #bigfeels #adoptivefamilyconversations#gladIgettobehermom
I think it’s adorable that as a generation of moms who grew up watching Mr. Rogers, we’ve all kind of adopted his wardrobe choices. #CardiganAndSneakers
(during my exercise class)
Me: Hey, I don’t want to talk right now. We’re trying to dance.
Joel: But I really need to know why I haven’t been baptized yet.
The Baby’s favorite superhero is The Splash. #soclose #TheFlash#lighteningboltmeansrainmeanspuddlesmeanssplash
I have found the best way to not stress out about the kids trampling my new iris plants is to just stop watching them trample my iris plants.
My real life. It’s okay to laugh:
(while in the car I gave a really thorough yet age-appropriate speech about how we can have a relationship with God because of what Jesus did for us (based on some questions Joel was asking), took a deep breath)
Me:. . . So, does that make sense to you?
Joel (5): Yeah.
Me: Do you think you want to pray to God about all that? I can help you if you want.
Joel: I already did it.
Me: What? You did? When?
Joel: While you were still talking.