There are days when I just wish my kids came with the same sort of instructions that my van does. If it needs gas, the gauge says so. If it is getting low on oil, the gauge says so. If I leave the lights on, the buzzer says so. When I put it in park, it stays there. When I want it to go and give it gas, it goes. it doesn't sit down and say "NO!" It doesn't whine for no reason. Today, I have had "run-ins" with each child. Why is Morgan crying? She's not hungry, not wet, and won't take a nap. Jeffrey has pretty much refused to do anything with an emphatic "NO!!!" Meredith has cried when asked to do anything I have requested. Jarrett played nicely until it was time to do homework and then he melted. Literally, he slowing collapsed into a balled up mess on the floor crying, saying, "buuuuuut IIIIIIII dooooooooooooooooon't waaaaaaaaaaaaant toooooooooooo!!!" Judson seems easy going, but I just found out another boy at school has been calling him names. Is it okay for the pastor's wife to go over to his house and punch him in the face??? I had a 25 min conversation with Mikalah's teacher and I'd really like to just transfer Mikalah to another class now, even if there are only 4 weeks left of school.
These are the days that make me cry! Cry to God for wisdom. It amazes me still how much that matters!!! How instantaneously He answers!!!
I cried and Morgan took a three hour nap (sorry, Chris, but I couldn't tell you that earlier!). Jeffrey is now strapped into his booster seat with three dum-dums. He's happy, I'm happy. Meredith went to softball with Mike and will go to bed when she gets home. Jarrett did a great job on his homework with a great picture of a shark. I'm sure his teacher will be proud. And tomorrow I will go and chat with the Principal about Judson and Mikalah. Pray for wisdom and that God will guide my words. My mouth often gets me in trouble. I need to look into some alternatives and I need to make sure that Mikalah is not losing interest completely.