The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, July 20, 2009

Not MY Child!

MckMama is taking a one week detour from Not Me Monday to let us confess the transgressions of our children instead of ourselves. Good thing because I stopped participating in Not Me Monday when I realized that I was always confessing the same things. Isn't the point of confession to turn from your "sins" and change your ways? Well, I still enjoy reading how most everyone else is as "fallen" as me, but was getting a little bored with myself always posting photos of my dirty house and mountains of laundry. But when I saw that MckMama was going to allow us to post a list of our kids' foibles, I jumped in with both feet and started composing this list right away:

Meg most certainly did NOT have a screaming, typical two year old tantrum on the floor of a public restroom this past week. She did not throw her shorts and panties into the floor and writhe around on the floor half naked (yes, nasty, public restroom floor.) I did not wipe her entire body down with sanitary gel upon leaving the restroom. (Okay, I didn't actually do that, but I thought about it. I did douse her hands extra good though.)

Connor did not come inside early Tuesday morning proudly proclaiming. "I can pee further than Harrison (his cousin.) He can only pee to the blue chairs. I can pee past the blue chairs. My pee is longer!"

Mega-pee son did not, also, on the same day, flood the kitchen and mud room with water while playing with the water hose. It makes total sense to open the door with the hose in your hand because you need to tell your mom about a cool spider you saw, right! In four year old logic, it certainly does! Besides, if you put the water hose down, your sister might take it and then you'd have to throw a fit and get into trouble.

Dear oldest son did not make a tragic mistake this week. Remember when I asked the question Mac or PC? Well, I decided to go with the Mac (more on that later.) My oldest son was literally salivating to get his hands on all this cool technology, so one day while I was gone, he took the computer to his room. He did not do this in disobedience, after all, that would never happen in my house. And when his dad called him to come down, he did not, in his haste, drop my new (less than a week old) laptop ALL THE WAY down our stairs. The computer did not tumble head over heels, landing with a giant thud on the tile flooring below. The rugged little bugger is still working, however, it's dented and dinged and scraped beyond repair. I have been praying for Chris McMurtry and his family ever since (he's the Apple Genius who majorly blessed me by comping the repairs to my Mac. Turns out he and his wife are adopting from Ethiopia and they have a blog! Only God can have me walk into the Apple store and get connected to the one guy in there who has a heart for orphans!)
It was NOT an expensive week for oldest son as he and his buddy did NOT play the Wii without their remote wrist straps (my son knows this is a major Wii rule in our house so he would never do that.) His friend did not swing for the fences in baseball, meanwhile letting go of the remote on accident and cracking the screen of our main family TV (which happens to be about 40 inches) and breaking the Wii remote in the process. Needless to say, I've gotten alot of free labor around here this week with Jack working off all the money he's cost us!
Even though my other children have NOT done anything wrong.... they can't top that one. What have your angels not been up to this week? Head over to "Not My Child" at My Charming Kids and let the world know!


Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, girl! Those are crazy times over there at your house! LOL!! I just love reading your blog since I saw it featured on Lynnette's. I've loved reading about Lucy Lane that I saw on here and reading Katie's blog. I am adopted and have always thought since I was a little girl that one day I would adopt.

Lindsay said...

Expensive week! At least a trouble shared is a good laugh for someone else! Hope next week is a little easier on the electricals. :)

jajbs said...

I AM LAUGHING SO HARD!!!!! Sounds like there is never a dul moment at your house- FUN! Our boys would get along great! and our daughters could have some 'fun' in public restrooms! lol

I LOVE how COOL and AWESOME and AMAZING God is!!!


shelley. said...

I was IN PAIN just reading about your poor Mac!!! Yikes. Then the TV. What a week. Glad that God blessed you with a little miracle at the Genius counter.

My dad always tries to teach my son, "People are always more important than stuff." Except when it comes to brand-new Macs and large TVs. ***wink, wink***

Michael, Carrie, and S said...

Oh no! What a week at your house! I hope this week is less eventful! :-)

Becky and Keith said...

You are an absolute hoot! Poor Jack... he's going to be scrubbing toilets with a toothbrush for a LONG time! Lake sounds good - we'll need to find a weekend! Not sure when you guys go back to school but for us it's August 10th! YIKES!

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for praying for our family. We really appreciate it!

And my daughter does NOT breastfeed her toy train... :) Who would do something like that?!

Anna McMurtry