Sunday, August 15, 2010

people are funny

Three of our four children started school last Thursday. They were all very excited and anxious to see their friends, unpack their books and school supplies, meet their teacher and get settled in a new routine. I was excited for them, except for the whole routine thing. I am not a morning person. I like to take my time and sip my coffee and not be spoken to until I give the go ahead. I can't stand being rushed in the morning either. It makes my skin crawl. I feel flustered and I only have myself to blame. If I would just get things a little more organized the night before, perhaps some mornings wouldn't feel so chaotic. But honestly at night I am so incredibly tired, I find it hard to muster the strength to clean the kitchen. I find a silver lining in the fact that my body really doesn't let me sleep in much anymore. I can start to toss and turn and feel my eyelids opening sometimes as early as 6:30am. And believe you me, I fight it hard. I don't want to wake up early. I want to snuggle between the satin sheets and rest my weary bones as long as possible. Yeah right. Who am I kidding! I am the mother to four children.

We decided to put Brady in preschool two days a week this year. He starts his new school tomorrow. He says he is ready and has his backpack and lunch box ready to go! Right now I am looking forward to the time apart from my little angel. Tomorrow may be a different story. I'll let you know.

I firmly believe in standing by what you say. If you tell someone you are going to do something, you should do it. If you make a commitment to an individual or a group of people, you need to follow through on the commitment. Especially when it comes to family. If you tell your spouse you are going to do something, whether it is change a light bulb or stop smoking or start seeing a counselor, you should do it. You have an obligation to. If I tell my husband I will take his clothes to the cleaners, I need to do my very best to get his clothes to the cleaners. And if for some reason I can't get his clothes to the cleaners or plum forget about it, I need to go to my husband and let him know and tell him I am sorry. It is the right thing to do. It is pure decency.

But like I always say...............people are funny.


1 comment:

Staci said...

I am right there with you on standing by what you say. I am doing my best to teach that trait to my children. My problem though is that in my desire to help people out and tell them I will do something or be somewhere...I tend to overwhelm myself! I guess I need to learn that when I say "no" I have to stand by that as well.