May 16, 2011

Monday, Monday

Mondays are different.
I never seem to get much accomplished before lunch.
The house is quiet.
Well, for one more week anyway.
(Not sure if I'm excited or not.)
I just find it hard to get back into my routine on Mondays.

Busy weekend.
As always.
Soccer game.
Ryan's family over.
Band concert.
I took no pictures.
Of anything.

Parenting stinks sometimes.
Just getting that out there.
Brookie and I had a talk last night.
She's almost a teenager.
Fun times ahead.

It's getting to that point
where her friends can
do more/different things than she can.
We're much more conservative than most of her friends' families.

We're trying to raise her according to God's Word.
We want her friends.
And her friends' parents.
To see a difference in us.
We want to please the Lord.
We want her to be a godly young woman.

It's hard.

Hard for her.
She doesn't get some of our rules right now.
I told her she may not understand.
Until she has a daughter of her own.
It's not cool to be different in junior high.
(And I don't expect high school to be any easier.)
But she is different.
Our family is different.
(No comments from any of you on that one, thank you!

Hard for me.
I want my daughter to like me.
(That sounds silly and immature.
But it's true.)
But more importantly, I want her to love Jesus.
So sometimes she doesn't like me so much.
Because she doesn't get what I'm doing or saying.
It's hard to trust her to the Lord.
(I have control issues.)
It's hard to see her struggling.

I'm realizing even more I need to pray...hard.
So the harder it gets.
The harder I will pray.

Just some of my thougths.
Not put together well.
But I needed to write them out, I guess.

Moving on to happier things.

How about a few pictures of Ezra?
Who's biggest worry is:
When can I have Lawson or Annie over again?

I went on a zoo field trip with Ezzie a couple weeks ago.
His two best friends were in our group.
They are hilarious together.Sleeping in the gorilla nest.
Although I think Lawson is playing dead.
His little tongue is hanging out.Love this one.Kindergarten recognition was last week.
They sang a bunch of songs.
And Ezzie's class did a retelling of
The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
It was super cute.I'm so proud of my little man.His teacher is a doll.
There's really no other word for her.
She is a bundle of energy.
And perfect for Ezzie.Lawson's momma, Amy, helped us out the night of recognition.
When I dropped him off at her house,
I told her how stressed out I was.
(Lara had something going on too.
I was worried about making it to recognition on time.)

About 15 minutes later I got this text:
So would it stress you out even more
to know that Ezra's flip-flop is on our roof?
Yes, he wore flip-flops.
And a tie.
It all balances out.

Amy did manage to get Ezzie all put together.
Oh, and her hubby might have helped a little too.
Gotta give credit.
Then she took some really great pictures of the two boys.
Go check them out.
Two sweet, fun boys.

Ezzie and Annie.
They have tons of fun together also.
Brookelynn and Jake think it's funny.
That one of Ezra's best friends is a girl.
I think it's adorable.And the flip-flops?
Might not have been such a wise choice.
When Ezzie's class was in line.
Waiting to come in to the gym.
A little girl with her little heels.
Stepped on my little boy's little toe.

Ezzie told me on the way home:
Mommy, I'm never wearing flip-flops to recognition again.
I can agree to that.

Hope you get lots accomplished on your Monday.
It took me so long to do this post,
that Jobie fell asleep beside me.
Must have been a rough weekend for him too!


Amanda said...

Oh Gina, my heart aches even thinking about those talks with my kids as they get older. Can you please figure it all out and type out all your verbiage and then pass it on?

Oh why oh why does this world have to be so hard?

Love the flip flop on the roof story!

Mica said...

Please, please, work it all out for those of us with younger girls! My heart fills with dread.

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

AGREED 100% about being able to have posts WITHOUT photos sometimes....And, I agree with Amanda -- please write down and pass on any wisdom you attain with your "older" kids (and by that, I mean -- kids older than mine)....Those years coming up scare me a bit. And, I guarantee we'll be one of those "different" families as well. In fact, I already see it sometimes now with only a 2 1/2 year-old.

Danielle said...

You make me smile and laugh and cry. We're a year ahead of you on the girl stuff and it is SO HARD! I think our morning group should convert to a praying moms group. Really, I'm serious. Think about it. I feel like I need to spend every minute praying for my kids. I guess that's what it means to pray without ceasing.

Love, love, love the Ezzie and Lawson stories and pics. Those boys make me smile :)