Oh dear me! I am feeling restless. I find myself doing things I don't want to do, and yet having no time to do what matters. What matters right now is that I clean up my kids room. Or make THEM clean up their room. Or make KAI clean up his room because it's all HIS mess. And it is like fighting a freak show to make that happen and so the mess sits... PLEASE tell me someone else deals with this. I am just so tired by the time I get home for work I don't have energy past dinner and dishes. Just last night he had made a huge mess of art supplies and refused to clean it up. Eventually placed on time-out for his temper, we took away all that mattered to him and he sat pouting while we went about our business and waited for him to do it. He pouted for so long that he fell asleep for the night. Tell me friends, what would YOU do in that situation? Thankfully this morning he was more apt to reason so it did get cleaned up...but my-oh-my his room...a site to behold and I must somehow muster up the energy to tackle it.
And then there is the story of how my daughter broke her foot. Like every broken bone that each of my child has had, my first response was NO WAY is it broken and why don't we just wait this one out? But by hour two of her begging to be taken to the ER, I finally broke down only to find that it was broken in two places. When will I ever learn? Swimming the rest of the Summer is out and she will begin school on crutches. The high point? Don't kids with broken bones get lots of attention? I'm sure she'll somehow survive...
I know there is more to life than messy rooms and broken bones. But sometimes when you are in the midst of it, it just seems hard. So here I am....searching for peace today in a place of restlessness.
Dear friends, cross your fingers that I can get it.