We miss daddy and we're Grrr-umpy!
While Ben is away this week at the Together for the Gospel Conference in Kentucky, the 3 little Smith darlings get to enjoy a week of mommy time! Sounds nice and cozy, huh? I can almost hear Ron Hamilton's "My Mother's Gentle Love" playing softly in the background. HA!
I just had to journal these days for my future enjoyment.
Monday - Day 1
ugh - "gentle love" was not exactly what characterized this day. It ended with me feeling very yucky about the way the whole day went down and meditating on Ps 19:14 as I fell asleep:
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer."
Highlights to remember...and make them pay for when they are teens (evil laugh):
#1 - Ben called in the evening. As I was talking, I heard KATE squealing with delight "BUBBLES"!!!! I ran to the bathroom only to see water cascading over the sides of the sink which she had plugged and filled (to overflowing) with soapy water! I was upset that there was water...everywhere. KATE was upset that her pretty shirt was wet!!
#2 - I tell the boys to brush their teeth before bed. They went straight to the bathroom (I found myself pleased with their quickness to obey - even though it was complete chaos - out of control laughing, punching, kicking, strange language that only 4&5 year old boys find funny.) I go in a few minutes later to make sure all is well and I find a very intense Ethan trying desperately to pick off the G-U-M stuck on Luke's neck! ME: "Ethan, WHY is there G-U-M on Luke's neck?????!!!!! Ethan: "Mooooom, I was trying to put it on Luke-y's bottom and it got on his neck!" Long dramatic pause...regain composure...think about all those mothers in jail...think about asking Ethan why he thought Luke's rear end was a better place for his chewed gum!! Decide to forgo all discusion and get them into bed ASAP!!
Tuesday - day 2
GRRREAT DAY full of FUN:
Hidden agenda: run them till they drop!!
They did have sooo much fun, they slipped happily into dream land... and so did I. Thank you Lord for sweet days!
Wednesday - day 3
I hear Ethan and Luke as they wake up: Ethan: "Lukey only 2 more days!!" Luke: (runs into my room) "Nope, he's not there!!"
The story continues as tonight is.......
drum roll, please!!
The AWANA GRAND PRIX!!
(this should be fun)