Friday, October 14, 2011

I am Moses! Not the part where I delived millions from bondage......

On Wednesdays our church has a fabulous bible study that I attend. We have been studying every book in the bible (over the next 3 years) which is how long I am going to TRY and stay home with the girls.  As all of you can tell staying at home is really fun but has been a challenge. The fact is that I cannot stand the moments where I have nothing to do or nowhere to be. I am a social ADHD person!
Anyways back to the me being like Moses part,  in Exodus we leaned about how Moses lead the Israelites out of Egypt and slavery.  He spoke for God, told of the plauges that were going to salvage the land, prepared the people for the Passover, gave the 10 commandments, was going to lead them to the promise land, lead the people across the Nile, ect ect ect..... Pretty cool dude but I have noticed that I have a lot in common with him right now. I know I am pretty amazing right....(not really the cool part of the story of Moses though) 
The background info:
 Moses was an Isrealite that was found floating in the river by an Egyptian princess and raised like royalty.  He had everything he wanted and was looked upon as someone who was worthy and a leader.  One day he saw an Egyptian soldier beating a man and in rage of seeing his own kind beaten kills the soldier.  He knows he must flee from Egypt or be killed.  He wonders in the desert as a Shepard for 40 years...  During these 40 years he is humbled and grows closer to God. 
Realating to me part:
No I did not kill anyone but, I did go from a position of importance and authority to a Shepard of my own children.  I felt like Moses the Egyptian when I was teaching.  Kids, parents, and society as a whole regards their teacher as a type of royalty.  Those who make shit wages but love seeing the success of their students and knowing that they are giving them the tools they need for a successful life.  When you teach you feel a great deal of responsibility and pride for your craft.  It defines you, it shapes you, and it gives you a never ending challenge to do more.  Moses right?!?!?! Then I made a decision, the right one, but a very hard one to give up all that I had to stay at home.  Moses stood up to the Egyptian soldier and killed him.  He became a nobody in the desert looking over his flock.  I became Mom who stayed at home and raised my kids (most of the time just making sure they do not kill themselves or each other).  I have been greatly humbled by my experience and have learned that there is greater success in the desert doing the mundane and boring tasks rather than being in Egypt and in a respected powerful position.  It has defined me and drew me closer to my children and God.  It has also taught me that your greatest success' in life are not always those that others can see but those that you notice everyday. Just like Audrey sitting shoulder to shoulder with me the whole time I wrote this and pretended to read as I wrote.  Love, true love, miracles, true miracles.
My wondering in the desert is not going to be easy, it is not where I am comfortable, but it is who I am and what is going to be an amazing experience.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I wanna kick her in the face!!!!!!

The other day I decided to be a FANTASTIC Mommy and take my kids to the park for a picnic!  Now, for me, a picnic means that we get take out and sit at the park and eat.  I am not about to pack a lunch and eat it at the park.  Picnics are supposed to be fun not work right????

I get to the park with Taco Bell in hand and a few sodas  (I really do not give my kids soda except every once in a while but this was one of those what the hell days).  At the table next to me is a mom that has made her kids pasta salad, chicken salad sandwiches, fruit, and what looked to be homemade cookies (not to mention the the chocolate milk in an insulated thermos).  This B even brought REAL plates and silverware.  Okay now I feel like crappy poo as I am porking down my yummy chicken burrito and Diet Pepsi.
After we choke down our burritos and soda we go to play. The kids are having a fantastic time and I am playing right along side them sliding down the slide and playing tic-tac-toe.  I spy, out of the corner on my eye, mom of the year sanitizing her kids hands and heading over to the playground area. Right before the kids get onto the equipment she reads the rules sign (for real the rules sign that is up in every park) and they discuss the rules.  Not only does she do that but she also sprays her kids down with sunscreen.  Yep I feel like crap now.......

Mom of the year even goes to the extent of singing the ABC's while sliding, counting to 100 while swinging, and singing every annoying song in the book.  Mom of the year is having a good ole time....  I decide that I have had enough and it is nap time so I load up the kids to go home.  With a little bit of whining my kids get to the car and all strapped in.  I of course see that mom of the year is leaving as well so I watch to see what marvelous thing she does when leaving.  With the windows down and pretending to look for something in my car I hear her oldest child, probably four, yell, "NO NO NO I NO GO HOME."  If in her position I would have grabbed my kids that was screaming and walk them to the car but no not mom of the year.  She bends down to whispers in the kids ear and............

The kids slaps the poo out of her and  calls her a B**CH!!!

Moral of the story:  You might think you are better than everybody else with your fancy picnic and games but even you kid knows you are a show off B!!!!!! HAHAHA! 

By the way if you are like the Mom in the park.....Sorry!