Sunday, January 19, 2014

Day 12: A Novel Idea

It's another Sunday morning... I'm in the middle of the get-ready-get-out-the-door-scramble and time is disappearing faster than dressed people are appearing, and Chris says, "Lay their clothes out and I'll get children dressed." Wonderful. I continue flying around, combing hair, clearing up breakfast, feeding baby...and the clock ticks mercilessly onward while the tension in me rises. "Doesn't he see the time? Why doesn't he get them dressed?" I scurry faster. Finally the tension reaches breaking point and I either, A) Grab the clothes and dress the girls myself with my mouth set in a firm line or, B) Say in exasperated tone, "Do you know what time it is?!" Either way, it's bound to start the day on a deteriorating path and I've done it again! When will I learn to keep my mouth shut? Did you know that if you want the men to lead, you have to LET them? Novel idea, hu? Did you know trying to control everything is NOT letting them? Well, but see, I want us to get to church on time so what choice do I have?

3 comments:

Rachel Dawn said...

Oh my. :) For months...or was it years?...we left for church both feeling unhappy. WHY did I want to be on time so badly? So that I would look good. Three babies, and I can be in church on time! Ick. Life works so much better when we sit down and talk. He understands that it's important to me, and I leg go and go with the flow of things...

Keep writing! And thank you!

Bethany said...
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Bethany said...

Yes, yes! So much nicer to get to church happy! And why do I care so much more about what everyone else thinks than what he wants anyway?? :/