Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Taking the Higher Road

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
    who does no wrong to a neighbor,
    and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
    but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
    and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
    who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
    will never be shaken.

There was a time when I would be the one to "take the higher road." I would listen to the insistent whining of my child and I would calmly tell them to take a nap, or adjust their attitude, take a deep breath... whatever. But that time has come and gone. I am NOT righteous these day. To tell you the truth; JDub is way more righteous than I am lately. And I'm not gonna lie... it bothers me?!

Ok... so maybe JDub has ALWAYS been more righteous than I am.

Reasons why JDub is a better person than I am....

1. A few months back we were at Target. We pulled in and I noticed there was a cart in the corral that had a case of beer in the under carriage part. I thought "Free beer lets get it!" When I pointed it out to JDub... he grabbed it and took it into customer service and told them someone had left it in the cart...

2. In the car the other day Bubba and Ceej decided they wanted to play the quiet game.. they played while I sang along with the radio.. Bubba kept telling me (quite rudely by the way) to be quiet... and I was losing the quiet game... I ignored him and kept singing. Then Bubba repeatedly yelled at me to stop singing over and over... and finally I yelled back that I wanted to sing and to leave me alone! To which JDub says "Take the high road honey!"

3. Bubba and I have been butting heads like crazy lately... he has been extremely disrespectful and rude telling me he's going to shoot me, or he can't wait til he grows up and can play star wars whenever he wants.. etc... sometimes I put him in time out or say he can't talk to me in that way... or sometimes I say things like "Good, I can't wait til you grow up and get out of my house either! How does that make you feel?!"  (and then Bubba will start crying..) JDub usually hears this and pulls Bubba aside telling him he can't talk to me that way and to apologize. I apologize too...

I have to admit I am embarrassed by my behavior as of late. There's no excuse really. I am the adult; I should behave like one. I guess its a good thing God gives us things like grace. It's also a good thing God gives us people in our lives who remind us of it (even when it makes us want to punch them in the face sometimes!! Love you honey! :) )

Ephesians 2:8-9

New International Version (NIV)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

So here's to taking the higher road... or at least to trying a little harder at it!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Thar she blows!!!

So here's the thing... I know this is going to sound ALOT like complaining... but really I'm not. There could be far worse things going on in my daily like than a little spit up... but it is a constant thing... so if you're wondering what's going on in my life... this is it...

So the good news is... wood floors make and easy clean up for this mess... but bad news is.... I've been doing a crazy amount of laundry. I mean JDub thinks I have too many clothes (which I do..) but I would probably be naked most days with the amount of costume changes I have to do!

So Miss M likes to eat about every 2 hours during the day.... sometimes she will spread it out a little further if she's napping or something... but yea pretty much every 2 hours. Then in between the 2 hours she is spitting up... and its not just a little tiny bit. It's a massive amount. And while you think oh ok... she just spit up a ton.. she's gotta be done right?! Yea, not so much. The other day at church she went through 3 bibs and 4 burp clothes..... and that was in like an hour.

So when people witness Miss M (or Ms. Mount Vesuvius...) erupting I often hear "Is that normal?"

Hmm... is that "normal"... Do you mean is Miss M spitting up all over me, the floor, my dress, my bra, herself... normal? Do you mean is the amount normal? Psssh I don't know. I mean yes she normally spits up all over the place. Yes her spit up is normally that color, that consistency, that odor... Yes that amount is "normally" what comes out. 

The doctor always says as long as the babe is gaining weight the spit up isn't an issue.... oh and "it always looks like a larger amount that it really is."

I also hear "Maybe it's something you ate?" Hmm... yep. Could be... Some days I eat greasy pizza... does she spit up then? Yes. Some days I eat a nice salad.... does she spit up then? Yes. Some days I drink milk..... does she spit up then? Yes. Some days I don't drink milk... I drink water, or tea, or coffee... does she spit up then? Yes. She does. This baby spits up. Yes I know its a lot. Yes it is frequent. If you hold Miss M BEWARE!!!! I'm not saying that to brag but just to warn you. If you don't want the possibility of spit up on your person... steer clear folks!

Breastfeeding is the form of food I choose for my baby. Is breastfeeding easy? No... I mean its been fairly easy for me. It's worked out rather well seeing as its cheap and my baby's took to it fairly well. It is convenient? I think so... no bottles can be easy clean up. Some mom's like to watch what they eat... I don't. That's too much work. I'm already irritable from lack of sleep and being surrounded by little "terrorists" all day. (Don't get me wrong I love my children... but their demands are something else some days!) I'm not going to add in trying to keep track of the things I eat and how it effects Miss M's tummy. I'm lazy!! For now I'll just deal with the spit up.

She has gotten better if you can believe it!? There were times those first couple of months that I couldn't even burp her or it would all come flying out! There is a light at the end of this tunnel. She's 4 months now... and if I recall around 6 months is when Ceej quit spitting so much. So here's hoping it'll be over soon. Here's hoping she'll be able to go all day staying in one specific outfit! Here's hoping I only need 1 extra bib in the diaper bag (and not 4). Like I said... there could be worse things I'm dealing with.... a little spit up never killed anyone.

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I stay with my children day in and day out. It's a 24/7 job. They are my life... along with my husband and kitty-cat! We have a simple life, and owe it all to God! I'm just trying to stay sane and keep my typing skills up to par.... hope you enjoy my rants :)