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?