Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hidden Eyes

I heard Daniel's stroll going through my room as I was tidying up the bathroom, and before I saw him, I said, "Hello Danielson!"

Daniel replied, "How did you know?  Oh yeah, mom's have eyes on the back and sides of their heads!"
Me, "Oh, who told you that?"
Daniel, "I just knew it!"

Thank God for hidden eyes!  They may come in handy more than I think...

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Herbivores, and Carnivores, and Omnivores; Oh My...

John's thoughts:

"Mom, so does that mean Christopher is a Milkivore?"

Answering his own question, "Yeah, Chris,  you are a milkivore."

Makes sense to me.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tests and Homework

"God expects us to do our best work on tests and homework." This is what Fr. mentioned in one quick sentence at Mass, today.  For some reason it has stuck with me.  Here are my thoughts:

Tests and Homework
From a Mother's perspective:
Do I do my best 'home'work?
Do I put forth my best effort to pass the test?

To do well on the test, we need to prepare - always to the best of our ability;
1. complete our 'home'work, no cheating ;)
2. listen better
3. put more effort into the details
4. ask for help
5. look over our work and make necessary changes

I need to consistently work on ALL the numbered points above, but 5 really gets me.  Have you ever thought you did well on a test, only to find out after the grade, you didn't?  This has happened to me! More pride here, thinking I'm doing well...sigh.  But, if I am forced to look at something from a different perspective, (usually better, though I may not think so at the time) I gain greater understanding!

Each person's best effort may record a different result; but we must be willing to put forth the effort and make the necessary changes. Only then will the Help shine through!

As we begin a new school church year next week, let us gather our 'supplies' and pledge to put forth our best effort so that we may 'pass the test'!

Have a Blessed Advent!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In Preparation for Thanksgiving!

Giving Thanks For:
The Love
The Suffering
The Cross
The Beauty
The Body of Christ
Priests who bring Him to us!

Through our reception of the Eucharist, Christ will Love where we can not. All we need to do is ask Him to take over.

Feast on Him!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

I will DRIVE them out

And then we experience a teenage driver...

Did you know that criticism is reciprocal?
Especially when it comes to teaching a teen to drive!
I didn't realize I was such a bad driver.

If I really am that bad, is it ok to repeat, "Don't do as I do, do as I say?"  Or maybe I need to work on change!  It IS really hard to keep my hands at 10 and 2; or turn on my signal, for a lane change, with no one around...but, maybe I need more practice. Maybe I need to work on obedience.

Our roads most assuredly become safer with an 'all-knowing' teen co-pilot! At least that's my experience...both in the car and at home ;)

Thank God for teens: driving out our bad habits on the road of life!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Reporting for Duty

Fr. Wade Menezes reminds us of the path to sainthood:

1.  Live an Active Sacramental life, so that we can be faithful in everything we do.
2.  We become holy by faithfulness to daily duties, St. Therese's 'Little way':

"Do what we are supposed to do, when we are supposed to do it, and in the way its supposed to be done!"

The day may get ugly, but we must stick with it, remaining faithful in service- until it is complete;
Just as Christ did ALL the way to, and through, the cross.

There is work to be done...and the time is now; no excuses

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rescue Hero's

Boys at play; thoughtful enough to include their baby brother:

"Come on, let's go, I've got the baby!"

Vocal gun noices, and planned out exit, carrying the baby through the house...

"I've got you guarded, ok.  Quick!"

*10 minutes later:

"Mom, we need to eat, will you feed him so he's ready when we're done."

Kitchen Slime

There is always a first for everything...

This morning, as I tread through the kitchen barefoot (I did just mop last night), I slid upon an interestingly slimy substance.  At a closer glance, I called over my notoriously messy sneezer and told him if his slimy boogers should happen to fall upon the floor, it would be courteous of him to clean up the mess.

 Still trying to refine this young man...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Family Food!

I think we are all on the mend from the flu bug, and one is still on prednisone, so this quote from a friend of mine couldn't have hit at a better time:

These kids are, "Eating me out of house and boob food."

Enough said...

Have a Blessed Day!