"My dear brothers and sisters, may the laughter of children gladden our hearts. May the faith of children soothe our souls. May the love of children prompt our deeds. 'Children are an heritage of the Lord' (Ps. 127:3)." Thomas S. Monson
Everyone keeps telling me to write my "silly" moments down so I figured I would just blog them. Where to begin.... I seem to always be "running faster" than I should.... in other words doing more than I can realistically chew. As a result I tend to have really absentminded moments that lead to my crazy life.....
So my first moment... a classic... Ashtyn got a "beauty salon" last year for Christmas. "To be like Aunt Brittney" of course...complete with curlers....baby blue curlers. The day after Christmas I let Ashtyn do my hair, whatever she wanted. She did a great job brushing, cliping, and placing baby blue curlers right on top of my head.
A few hours later... we need a part for our new Wii, I volunteered to run to Game Stop or Wal-Mart to grab the part knowing both places would be packed. I raced into Game Stop and looked around, the part was not in stock and the line was outrageous with people giving me funny looks. I finally dart across the street to Wal-Mart and head directly to the electronic department and waited in line to purchase my accessory.
I heard two ladies ahead of me talking about needing a new hair stylist, someone who really new how to relax curly hair. I thought I would be helpful and tell these ladies of my ever so talented sister... as I finished giving them the "low down" and they looked at me with shock and strange faces ignoring me... I realized I still had baby blue curlers in my hair. I laughed the whole way home to think of how many people I passed and that I was giving hair tips!
So Kip and I try are very hardest to love everyone unconditionally.... whether your 2, 25, or 68... we try our best not to judge.... we've learned from experience,.... It ALWAYS comes full circle to bite you in the butt!
My apologies to all you moms who I looked at with disgust as they ventured out with a troop of kids, in clothes they played hard in all day, shoes missing, and snotty noses running down their faces. I was that mother tonight and now as I sit here I have to " laugh out loud" of the wonderful life I've chosen.
My two oldest children started dance tonight, Kip was at a meeting, which left me with the three smallest. I thought it would be fun to watch so I sat in the "waiting area" and after about 15 minutes of trying to make conversation with the other mom's as the acted annoyed with my children, crawling, chewing, nasty noses, and teasing. Then I realized the other mothers of only one child... which were dancing... were sending nasty glares my way as they would glance up from their novels.... I felt all pride leave myself, no hair style or cute clothes, and paint all over my hands from another home improvement project. Ahhh, I gathered us up and went to the car to wait out the other 40 minutes. I felt embaressed and frustrated and now, a few hours later, I feel entirely different. I feel blessed, happy that my kids love to move and wiggle, play and get dirty, greet new people, feel confident who they are and not worry about their surroundings. Yes I need a new hair-do but this is who I am, this is who we are. Take it or leave it, this is what God wants... us to be ourselves..."without the nasty noses of course" but to be a family. Supporting one another and not worrying about what the world wants us to be or do but what HE wants us to be and do. And when I look back at the mothers I may have judged I realize they are the mom's who where living righteously, and with God being the only one they need to answer to,.....