Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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

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!!

(this should be fun)


Nate, Kris, Adrianna and Natalie said...

This makes me feel so much better!!!! I only have TWO, and that's how I feel when Nate is gone - a little insane and carnal!!! I loved your stories, especially the gum on the butt - what on earth????? Wish we could see your kiddos - they seem to be tons of fun. :)