Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Things I don't need

This is written with Lamentations 3:22-23 in mind... "To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God."

Who needs an alarm clock (or a rooster)... when your child awakens at the crack of dawn? Not sure what goes on with my 4-year-old son's "internal clock" but he seems to wake up earlier and earlier all the time. Ever since THE DAY daylight savings time began in March, he shifted back one hour instead of forward an hour!! (So his new wake-up time became 6:00 instead of 8:00!) How does this happen?? And for the last several days, he's been waking up at 5:40!

Who needs a treadmill... when you're up and down the stairs all day long? A diaper needs changing, someone needs discipline, Brandon needs assistance at the potty, grabbing the laundry, fetching snacks, etc. I guess that's the way it is with small kids ...and perhaps God's provision (after all, I can't seem to find time to get on the treadmill anyway)!

I hope it is evident that I am just poking fun at my "lot in life" and not complaining—this is kind of like comic relief for me! It's simply a glimpse of my reality—and it kind of makes me laugh because it's so crazy! :)


luvmy4sons said...

Soak it all in sweet sister...soak it all in now while they are young! Blessings!

luvmy4sons said...

Oh..and stop by my place today for one who is poking fun at life with teens!

Sara K. said...

Leslie ~ how funny that we both blogged today about our current perspectives on "life with kids"! :) Since you are a mother of four sons, I have started to find myself thinking, "I wish I lived near Leslie... I'll bet she has a wealth of wonderful knowledge, experience, and godly truth to share!" :)

Irritable Mother said...

Ah, Sara, I feel the same way about Leslie. She has become my online mentor.

And it is totally evident that you were poking fun. I understand!
Reminds me of a time when I had all three kids out to get their hair cut, and was constantly chasing one another of them in opposite directions. One of the stylists commented, "Guess you don't need an exercise roustine if you're a mother of young children." So true!

May the peace of Christ rest upon you today.