Oct 6, 2008

A Look-Back at My Weekend. Try to Stay Awake.

Well HELLLLOOOOOOO there! How was your weekend?

I would love to say that mine was uneventful, but it wasn't. It involved polishing off 2 gallons of Blue Bell ice cream. And let me tell you, eating that much ice cream is an event.

So see? I have a life.

Here are a few other tidbits of information that I acquired this weekend. In order for you to be prosperous and continue in your growth I feel it a necessity to share them with you.

1. Since daddy went out of town with some friends Remi has decided that she, too, needs to go out of town with some friends.

I find this amusing since I am so tired that I sometimes hallucinate that I have 4 children, I've been to Publix 8 times in 2 days (and once I didn't even buy anything), and when I drove through the bank the other day I got so tickled that the teller asked if I was okay and I replied, "Yes, I just think I tooted," when in fact - I had not.

But by all means, REMI is the one who needs a get-away with some friends.

Though I must admit her weekend sounds more exciting. When I asked where she would want to go she quickly replied, "To the big water." (Interpretation: Beach. Thatsa' my girl.)
"And who would you like to go with?"
"Uh...Poppy, Elmo and some dinosaurs."

Really? Cuz I'm pretty sure momma hallucinated that just the other night when she was up at 4:15 AM. Again.

2. My Bible Study class threw me a baby shower on Friday night. It was so wonderful. They had games about ME. And food's that are MY favorite. And gifts for ME. And cake that was chocolate on chocolate, trimmed in chocolate with layers of chocolate. All for MMMEEEEE. I really had such a nice time and got lots and lots of adorable stuff that now makes it official - my son is OFFICIALLY the cutest kid at church.

Oh, and the games about me?? Yeah. I lost. Seriously. Someone actually beat ME on a game about ME. So they got the prize - which was my favorite candy. Which seems odd to me that they left MY shower with MY favorite candy. But I left with 2/3 of a chocolate cake, so I'm not complaining.

Thanks again, to all of them. And no, this shout-out does not count as your personal "Thank You" note. My momma raised me better than that.

3. This weekend Remi Hope has tee'd and poo'd in the potty. All weekend long. And all it has cost me is:
$27 in Whoppers,
a $13 musical tea set,
$18 in "big girl" panties
and $42 in carpet cleaning spray.

$108 TOTAL DOLLARS so that I won't have to clean up a diaper that looks like a truck driver left it for me down at the Flying J truckstop.

Was it worth it? You betcha.

4. Meridith has officially moved in with the AG and I.

You know, live-in's can be such a nuisance. Take Mer for instance...

Since she has been here she has fed both of my children over 300 times, washed three loads of clothes, emptied my dishwasher and taxied McDonald's back and forth to my home. She watched Prom Night with me and then slept with me when I told her I was scared. She got up with Rocco in the middle of the night since I was sick with a migraine. And she sat still for an hour while Remi "fixed her hair" with baby oil and a fork.

Will it be worth it? That doesn't even merit a response.

And lastly...

5. Mom and I spoke to another group of women this weekend and I felt it went good, if I do say so myself. We spoke on Passing "IT" Down and mom's words were powerful that we are to raise VICTORS not VICTIMS!

How important it is for us, as parents, to remember that we are to raise children that go to God, not to us, for their needs. Bruises and boo-boo's are one thing, but there comes a time in the life of every child when they will come running to momma for what they need - and it will not be momma that can give it. ("But someone was unfair to me," "But no one chose me," "But that teacher doesn't like me," "But I didn't get what I deserve," "But, but, but...")

Momma's, remember that every time you try to "fix" for your child - you tie the hands of God. Let God do what only God can do. That way when that child is grown up and in need they know exactly WHO to go to.

Here's hoping that we teach our children that: Life isn't fair, but God is good!

All the time.

And that, my lovelies, is how you have an eventful weekend.

15 comments:

Tracy P. said...

Oh, AMEN, Melissa!!! I'm on the "not victims" bandwagon already, but I especially LOVE the "VICTORS not VICTIMS"--that will be my new motto. Awesome! Hope you get some sleep this week!

KimmyJ said...

What a great message that I needed to hear today. I am so used to fixing things for everyone in my life. I am tucking that one in my heart - thank you, Lord - and Melissa's mom. :)

Mrs. De Miranda said...

I don't know how you accomplish all of that and still blog! I am amazed!! I agree learning to rely on God is a huge thing in our lives, He has the power to remedy whatever our problems may be. Thanks for reminding us!!

Amy said...

That is the hardest thing to do. I have a very hard time with this issue. I always try to 'fix' things for them, even when they dont ask me to! I should pray harder about that. Thanks!

Caution Flag said...

That is a powerful lesson. Thank you! And $108 for a potty victory? A bargain, my friend.

Shelley said...

Thank you for this post. I have a tendency to get hot under the collar is someone is messing with my kids....and I do try to teach them to pray about their problems. But this just gives me a lift knowing that I am not the only one. I feel sad for my kids, when they don't get picked and their teacher doesn't like them or life is unfair to them, but I don't usually do anything but tell them to pray about it and that we just have to wait and see what happens. I love the Life isn't fair, but God is good! All the time. I think I'm gonna put that on a card on my mirror and on the one in their bathroom too.

We had a speaker at our church this weekend, his name was Sam Elisha. He really opened a lot of eyes about the real Muslim agenda. Kind of scary, too.

Did you really need the baby shower to know that your Rocco was the cutest? I didn't think so.

Shelley said...

Thank you for this post. I have a tendency to get hot under the collar is someone is messing with my kids....and I do try to teach them to pray about their problems. But this just gives me a lift knowing that I am not the only one. I feel sad for my kids, when they don't get picked and their teacher doesn't like them or life is unfair to them, but I don't usually do anything but tell them to pray about it and that we just have to wait and see what happens. I love the Life isn't fair, but God is good! All the time. I think I'm gonna put that on a card on my mirror and on the one in their bathroom too.

We had a speaker at our church this weekend, his name was Sam Elisha. He really opened a lot of eyes about the real Muslim agenda. Kind of scary, too.

Did you really need the baby shower to know that your Rocco was the cutest? I didn't think so.

Lynda said...

If you can "run" to a blog, I run to yours - every day is a new and wonderful post - some touching, some tear-jerkers, and these funny, yet insightful ones. Thanks for your words.

Rhea said...

I love hearing about your weekend, hallucinations and all.

Your baby shower sounded AWESOME!

I can't get past the baby oil and the fork. Man, oh, man.

Anita J. said...

I was all tired and sluggish on Sunday and them my hubby did this. My weekend got a lot better.

I love that you are able to pull yourself up and speak publicly with a newborn in your life. You're earning serious cool points for that.

Wep said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend. What weekend isn't that involves cake and ice cream :)

Rhonda said...

What an awesome weekend!!! I love the baby oil and fork part!!

Andrea Frederick said...

I think you weekend was a lot like mine! My husband is out of town too and so I chose to invite MORE children to my house. Ya know, so they would have someone to play with! What a good idea! I love the end of your post about being the victor. I am going to copy it to my blog as a reminder that I can't always "mommy fix" everything. Although I want to, boy do I want to! Thanks Again!

happymcfamily said...

Way to go Remi!

Crazy Sister said...

It can be hard to teach kids that God does what is best for them, not always what they want. Because it's hard for us grownups to remember that, too!