Monday, March 16, 2009

Session 4 of Internet Therapy...

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I am so glad that it is Monday and I get to release all the things that are so NOT true about my life... Thank goodness for free internet therapy... Can I get an AMEN?

Let's begin with my to-smart-for-his-own-good, not-three-much-longer, Josiah Malacai Clark.

I so DO NOT often bombard my children each day with a slew of repeated questions that I already know the answers to in hopes that one day the things that I want their hearts to know and live out, will SOMEDAY sink in. For example, "Was that kindness?" or "Are you being a peacemaker or troublemaker right now?" or my personal favorite these days, "are you thinking about yourself or are you thinking about others." And I so did NOT get called on the carpet by my little Siah who asked me the other day, "Mama, could you please get me some more water in my cup." And I was NOT so selfishly doing "my thing" on the computer that I told him, "not right now honey." And could you believe that he came right back at me with a, "MOM ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT OTHERS OR ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT YOURSELF??"

I am so NOT quickly learning that I need to daily LIVE what I say to my children! I did NOT quickly proceed to apologize to my little guy and get up and get that kid some water!!


I would NEVER play U2's, Where The Streets Have No Name soo many times that I caught Siah singing the words perfectly and in tune in the back seat on the way home from the store this morning... So Cute I might add... :)


We are totally NOT moving in two weeks!!! So of course I have NOT, not packed even a single box!!!! I know I should get my act together, but internet therapy through means of my little blog seems to be a bit higher on my list of priorities at the moment...


In other news, I did NOT do one or more of the following throughout the past two weeks..

1.Wake up every morning @ 3am to put Reesie's pacifier back in so that she could get herself back to sleep... (She's totally old enough to get herself back to sleep so why on earth would I continue to feed into that extremely inconvenient habit? Who knows?)

2. Say at least 20 times a day,
To my daughter...
"Please don't pick your nose."
& To my son...
"Please don't hold yourself."
& To myself...
"They may never actually be trained in this area, after all, you are 30 and can still sometimes be caught picking your nose...

3. Pace back and forth in my living room in an attempt to comfort my fussy baby who is getting ALL four of her bottom teeth at once.

4. Taught my kids the Hokey Pokey, never stopping to think that it just might become their new favorite song... We so do not sing the hokey pokey at every opportunity... I am definitely not sick and tired and possibly perturbed with the stinkin hokey pokey...


I did NOT ask Hal today in the midst of a quarrel with her brother if she wanted to be a peacemaker or a trouble maker? And she so did not say in all seriousness, "I want to be a TROUBLEMAKER!" To which I continued with my series of questions,
M "What does Mathew 5:9 say?"
H "blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
M "Do you wanna please God?"
H" No, not really."
M "well then, you can sit right here next to your Mama until you change your mind."
Tears. Sob, Sob.... stops crying and looks right at me with a giant smile creeping across her face.
M "Did you decide that you wanna please God and be a peacemaker?"
H "Yes Mama."
M "Are you sure?"
H "Oh yeah!"

And finally, I did not happen to find my new favorite verse this week to help me in my crazy journey of motherhood...
"When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness." (Proverbs 31:26)
I so do NOT want the Lord to make this verse more true in my life!

Ok... I think that's enough therapy for this week...
As always, thanks for listening...
Pop on over to Mck Mama's if you'd like a little comfort in knowing that even the most "normal" of folks could use a little therapy every once in awhile... :)