Childlike Wisdom and Logic

My three-year-old has taken to wanting to “run like Daddy”, so he likes to get out of the stroller and run, now. We love this. Anything exercise is, of course, great!

Yesterday morning, we went running before church. Derek immediately took off running as fast as his little legs would take him! He is SO cute when he does this. 🙂 About 3 minutes in, he began to stop and walk. Then, he would run again. And so on and so forth… Daddy started asking him to please run or get in the stroller, since we had to get back and get ready for church. His reply was classic. When he would stop running he said it was because, “I am downloading a game”. Once the game was done downloading, he could run again… (wink wink). This went on for about five more minutes before we finally requested he download in the stroller. 🙂

How awesome is it to be THREE! No, he was not TIRED from running… He was simply downloading a game. 🙂

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After church, we went to the beach. The boys LOVE THE BEACH. We played in the sand and water for about two hours, and then we headed home. On the way home, my three-year-old looks up in the sky and says, “Jesus is up there”.

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Why yes, Derek, He is up there. 🙂 I love it that my child is looking for God in different places!

Isn’t it great to be a child??! Everything is so simple. Our faith is even more simple. My children don’t question God, or that God does things. They just believe.

Wouldn’t life be easier if WE did that??

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Just believe!! We have to put our faith in God, and let go of the wheel!! Take a rest and “download a game” while God does the driving***

I can promise, from personal experience, that life is better when He is driving! Is it all bows and ribbons? No. It is more fulfilling and less worrisome though. 😉

True Story: My Life

“A day in your life threw your eyes… How do you accomplish everything that you do and still remain somewhat ‘normal’…”

That was it! The only response. So, now you have to read it!

Let’s break it up into three parts, shall we??

Part One: “A day in your life threw your eyes…”

Wake up 4:30am (when my husband’s alarm goes off). Sometimes I roll over and go back to sleep; sometimes I get up, and I go talk to him while he gets ready to head out. Sometimes I can’t get back to sleep so I read or blog. 😉

My alarm goes off at 7:00am. I may, or I may not get up. 😉 The kids are usually in my room by 7:30am. Baby snuggle buddies are the BEST!! This, of course, makes it even HARDER to get out of bed…

On a normal day we get up, shower, eat, and get school lunch ready. Then, we drop the Big Man at school. The baby and I then run errands, clean, or lay around. 🙂 It all just depends on what needs to be done and how I feel that day.

We go to school pick up, and then we head home (or to the Botanical Gardens, park or beach). More playing is usually involved.

We start fixing dinner before Daddy gets home, so it’s ready when Daddy gets here (this is on an ideal day…not EVERY day).

Daddy comes home; we eat; we hang out for a while. Then, it’s bath and bed for the boys. The old folks (the husband and I) may stay up for a LITTLE while to hang out, but normally we head to bed shortly after the boys to watch TV there… We are often asleep by 10ish. I know it’s sad, but we are getting old!!!

Add a couple church visits in there a couple times a week… A ship visit, if we are lucky, on duty days; the boys LOVE that. And as I explained in a previous blog, Saturdays are becoming Bass Pro Shop days. 🙂

Part Two: “How do you accomplish everything that you do…”

It’s nothing special. Just, having fun with the kids; TRYING to keep the house decent; loving my family. 🙂 If it means I have to mow the grass, take out the trash, host 10 extra kids, or paint the house myself to make them happen, THEN SO BE IT!!!! 🙂

I guess the real QUESTION was how do I get everything done though… I usually don’t. 🙂 I do what I can, and I leave the rest for tomorrow.

(Goes along nicely! http://beyondblessedblog.com/2013/05/31/a-little-jesus/)

Part Three: “…and still remain somewhat ‘normal’…”

We really enjoy getting out and having fun. I do my best to make sure we have time to do that. I love my babies and my Sailor. Ship duty is a real bummer after, having him on land for 3 1/2 years, so we HAVE to make the best out of the time we have. 🙂

I remain “somewhat ‘normal'” because these are all things I WANT to do. It goes back to previous blogs about CHOOSING to make your life happy and joy-filled. I don’t ALWAYS want to take out the trash and mow the grass, but if it means when Daddy gets home he gets more time to play with the boys, or if it means we get to go out and do something fun together, it’s WELL worth it!!!

I prioritize what my main goals are, (to go to the beach, or to go to the movies with ALL my boys) and then I figure out the steps to get that goal. I don’t look at them as chores; I look at them as stepping stones to my fun time!!

If you are focusing on the ultimate happy goal; the in between stuff is a lot less taxing. 😉 Therefore, it leaves you “somewhat ‘normal'”. (As opposed to being annoyed with the in between, because you can’t see the ultimate happy goal. Thus, leaving you crazy and/or aggravated.)

I’ve begun to rant so I must go now. 🙂

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Work hard, but also, PLAY HARD!! There has to be BOTH. Also, be sure to use your work and play time WISELY. 😉 ***

Now, I’m off to finish cleaning and shampoo the carpets, (so when the husband gets home tomorrow we can have a fun-filled THREE DAY weekend without worrying about the junk). 😉

A Saturday in the Life of MY Children

IT is be coming a weekly thing, and IT is talked about ALL week…

BASS PRO SHOP!!!  We MUST go each Saturday.  We get on ALL the boats, and we look at the fish.  Before we leave, we HAVE to get GUMMY worms.  That is it.  That is the trip.  It doesn’t sound like much…  BUT when you’re three and two THIS is the big trip!!!  Forty five minutes TO and FROM.  🙂

THIS was our day today:

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Lunch with Daddy.  🙂

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Fish watching…  We got to see them FEED them!

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And THEN…  BOATS!!!

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Where’s HE going???

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And to change it up a little….   FOUR-WHEELERS!!!! 

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It’s the little things.  🙂  Let ’em have fun!  GREAT for rainy days!!  

Oh! And of course we got the gummy worms (or snakes in the two year old words…).

Sometimes in this big ol’ world it’s easy to get TOO caught up and WAYYYY too busy.  

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Slow down and have some FUN!!!  You never know when you are making forever memories!!! FOR EVERYONE!! (Not just kids.)***