She Takes After Her Daddy

August 6, 2009 at 4:17 am 1 comment

Paisley is going to drive me to drink. 

And if you know me at all…that’s a strong statement. And an untrue statement, because I would never let a two year old have that much control over my actions…but you get my point. 

She insists on wearing panties all day, but won’t use the potty. We wrestle pullups onto her little body, and the screaming is so bad it turns into gagging, and then I feel guilty. 

But I never give in. 

Most of the time. 

Anyway…so we’re not getting much done. Today was supposed to be spent mopping, dusting, and getting our house all shiny for Michael to come home. He’s been away on business, and has flown on 6 different flights in 3 days. He’s worn slap out. 

Well, mama (me) hurt her back, and hasn’t been much good to anybody. I mean, I’ve prepared food, and changed DVDs, and even played a game of Bingo or four…but not much work has been done. 

So you can write your name in the dust on my mantle, and be careful, your shoes may stick to the floor (it’s not that bad, really) but just know that MeeMaw is kickin’ it with some Bingo in the living room. 

Oh…and there has been poop. That’s why I told you about Paisley in the first place. I’ve cleaned up many a puddle, and put her in the tub about 3 times a day since Michael left. 

I’m changing the subject, or I’ll cry. 

Right now, I have to fold a huge mountain of clothes that are residing on my bed if I want my tired husband to have a place to lie his weary head. 

On the homeschool front: I am pretty excited! I mean, I still don’t know why this is what God wants for us, but I’m convinced that it is. It’s the same thing as when I found out I was having Paisley. I just could not figure out why on earth God wanted me to raise three children, but he did. And I am loving every minute. 

Except the stinky minutes. I don’t love those. 

I’ll be homeschooling Aidan and Molly, and they are thrilled. Aidan seriously needs some boys to hang out with. He’s had a little too much sister time this summer. I’m praying that God will send some boys for him to get to know. It would be so good for him. Molly is so excited because her two favorite things are school and home. So it’s all gravy for her. 

We’re going to work on memorizing scriptures and poems. We’ve got books on reading, writing, spelling and math. We’ve got science days and gym days. We’re going to do art projects and music. I’m going to start calling about a piano teacher pretty soon. 

While I don’t understand it, I’m honored that God sees me as worthy of this HUGE task. I’m also thankful that my kids can learn in an environment that is 100% accepting of who they are. I’m happy to be able to protect them for a little bit longer. They have the rest of their lives to live and learn to make decisions in this scary world, so if I can help prepare them to choose God’s way instead of the world’s way, then it will be worth it tenfold. 

And then there’s the gratitude that comes with being able to send Paisley to preschool and letting someone else deal with her body fluids. That may be the biggest blessing of all!


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  • 1. Jeri Ann  |  August 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I’m excited about you homeschooling. I’m also considering it and it will be awesome to feed off of you.


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