It's Friday! Who else feels frumpy today? Just me? Oh good. ;) Despite it being a fairly quick week - it was a little hectic and I was not in the mood to anything today. I didn't want to get out of bed. I didn't want to make breakfast. I just didn't want to start the day. That doesn't really fly with three kiddos five and under. It was a crazy week, which is normal, but making the most out of the early morning time before kiddos get up can make all the difference.
Recap of ouR crazy week
Unfortunately the kids have a form of the summer cold going around here. It's not horrible, but it's there. I started little man on an herbal supplement from Wise Woman Herbals before big sister and her cough is a little worse than his.
The baby gave herself a small goose egg on her forehead. She turned around in the hallway, tripped on her feet and the corner of the doorway caught her forehead. Poor thing - it was loud and I know it hurt.
If the little man doesn't get his outside quota he literally climbs the walls. The heat has not helped with this, but I found a mini trampoline on a consignment site to help. He can now use the bar to flip his feet through between his arms. Awesome I know. ;)
We had company over for dinner one night and they can attest to the climbing part. They are expecting their first and I'm afraid we may have scared them.
Little man helped clean the toilet this week, using toilet paper and toilet water......after he peed. So thoughtful of him. Really, he is thoughtful and giving him jobs helps to cut down on tantrums.
This week has brought an opportunity to chat with several different friends that I don't always get to see. I am super social (until I'm not - it's very odd) and always enjoy catching up. It's part of how I recharge. This is the opposite of my husband so I try to limit our couple commitments. I want to keep a happy husband.
My early friday morning
It started with randomly waking up at 5:30. Boo! I think I fell back to sleep for another half hour and then my husband got up. After laying there for a bit and feeling pretty grumpy about being awake, I decided to get my lazy self up.
I had this extra nudge that said, "If you spend some time in the Bible, your day might be a little better." So I listened to it and so glad I did. I know reading the Bible, getting up before the kids to get my mind straight and just taking a breath always makes a difference in my day.
This morning I read part of Multiply by Francis Chan. It's about discipleship and it's such a great read. Super intense and in depth, but great for making you think. It's a book one of the classes at church is going through this summer. I highly recommend it!
I couldn't believe it, but all the kids slept until 7 am!! That is unheard of in our house. Getting in that quiet time and focusing on what's important made all the difference in my attitude today. Now why I don't do this every morning is another story.
how has the day gone so far
We had a laid back, lazy morning. The kids played, I cleaned up a few things, we played checkers (learning to play) and jumped on the trampoline.....a lot! Nap time is always sketchy with someone. Today was no different. Better than some days but my mind and attitude are different. My focus is more positive and relaxed.
Laundry is in a manageable state, which is something I strive to do before the weekend. Having a mountain of laundry to fold or worse, wash and fold, is one of the most stressful things. I have no idea why but it is what it is. Dishes are done and there is a plan for dinner.
There is still plenty to do, don't get me wrong. And I'm certainly not super mom, anything I accomplish is to God's glory. But it's a choice, a choice to put Him first this morning. It wasn't a day where nothing went wrong; my mindset and attitude was changed.
I'm grateful this crankiness I started out the day with has slipped away and I can enjoy them so much more. And this crazy week is ending on a positive, gracious and fabulous note.
Let me know how your Friday is going? Feel free to use the share buttons if you liked the post. Happy Friday everyone!
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Scripture/Quote of the Week:
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
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