Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Cup Runneth Over

Parenting these two little ones has been equivalent to walking on hot coals barefoot challenging this week.

There have been meltdowns, time-outs, and quite possibly emails sent to Tobe in which I expressed a desire to enlist our children in a foreign exchange program; all occurring before the breakfast plates were cleared a few mornings this week.

I would think the dynamic duo would at least have the decency to wait until I have loaded the dishwasher before falling completely apart, wouldn't you?

Fortunately the Lord makes one's children beyond adorable and parenting frustrations can be easily mended some days with just a few words and a hug.

Isaac's mending happened today while at Alison's house for a playdate (a playdate that was to involve an outdoor water park...on the stormiest day of the year.). During lunch, that sweet boy turned to Alison and proclaimed, "My mommy makes the best pizza in whole world."

Be still, my heart.

Evelyn's mending came at bedtime. This evening I was tucking Evelyn into her bed, following her standard delicate series of bedtime commands ("Sing my songs! Where's my cup? Cover me up! Turn on my machine! Turn the fan higher! Check on me later! Please! Mommy!"), when I said my usual "Your my best girl, Evelyn" (it is ever-so-handy having a child of each gender....because you can call them both your "best").

She quickly replied, "You best Mommy, Mommy."

And, dear readers, those words from my children are all I need to make it through one more day of laughter, one more day of discipline, one more day of doling out goldfish crackers, and one more day of being Mommy.


Amanda Brooke Kilgore said...

I absolutely LOVE this post. Precious, precious, precious!

Sydni said...

I just tell Sayler that she's the best 3 yr. old I know. That way Hayven can be the best too. It works. :)

Jordan said...

Excellent post!

Kelly said...

Love it! And if I or E has some time today, maybe they could give my little guy a call and give him some pointers. ha-ha! :) We've had a rough week around here as well.

Those are both super-sweet memories.

summer said...

So sweet, and so true!

Jennifer said...

I'm with you girl. The last few days have been hard around here too. My boys just DO NOT play good together. They are awesome alone but together they are rotten. I feel like I'm constantly riding them or doing time out, telling them no,'s very draining. Hope you guys have a good field trip today!

Amy said...

So does this mean you're done at two or just holding out for another boy? ;-)

Fruitful Vine2 said...

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Leigh Ann said...

Brandon has had a rough week, too. He redeemed himself the other day by looking up at me and saying, "Mommy you're my princess." What would we do with out our kids? : )