Friday, November 16, 2012
Four on Friday
2. I feel judged when I buy Lunchables. This lady at Publix looked in my basket and I wanted to tell her quit judging my food. Back off. I need to make things easy once a week. And my kids like the pizza ones. I draw the line at bologna.
3. Whose kid is that? Have you ever heard someone utter that dreaded phrase? Ever uttered it yourself? Those are some dangerous words. If you are the person who that kid belongs to it feels like a punch in the gut. I have been that mom. It has been my kid that has been doing whatever it is that made all the adults start looking around looking for the awful parent that needs to claim this child. That's what it feels like even if that's not actually what they are thinking. I've also said those words and watched as a mom crumbled, wondering what she did wrong in her parenting. Be careful with these words. That mom is probably doing all she can to parent that kid and she might be struggling with him in ways that you can't even imagine. Encourage her. Pray for her. Love her. We need to support each other as fellow moms in the trenches, not judge.
4. I feel like I cut Packy's fingernails every other day. My nails are so long right now and I hate having long nails. Our fingernails are constantly growing and I have to take care of them or Packy has "girly" nails and I have "witchy" ones. I wish it were a one time thing. Cut them once and not have to worry about them again, but that's not how it works. This is the same way that I look at recovery. It's not a one time deal. It's not a go to rehab and come home fixed sort of deal. It's an ongoing process, but not one of drudgery. It's a daily check in to see where I am, and where am I slipping. Where I am I with my walk with the Lord? Am I relying on myself or Him? Am I working my steps or do I think I've got it and don't need to worry about it. Ongoing process.