Happy Sunday! I love the weekends and I know I am not alone! It seems I am always cleaning and organizing, I’m kind of thinking that’s because I live with messy people. (Barry, if you’re reading this-this is not about you dear lol). I try to take Sundays and really rest and appreciate the day, how many of you do that?
If you follow the blog, you know that we get Brooklyn almost every weekend and we love it! She is fun to have around, she says the funniest things, and honestly, she brightens our weekends. But – there are times she is in full-blown “toddler- typical 4-year old” mode. Saturday was one of those days.
I was in and out of the living area while I was cleaning, she was watching her movies and playing with her toys. I had given her a popsicle and asked her to sit on a little stool while she ate it. I came back down through the living area and she is sitting on the floor at Barry’s recliner and says, “I wrote my name, Grandma!”. I stopped in my tracks because she has been known to draw on my furniture with markers. As I’m looking around to see what in the world she is talking about I notice melted popsicle all over the hardwood floors. I look at her and said, “Brooklyn, did you write your name on Paw Paw’s chair with the popsicle?”. She excitedly yelled, “Yes and I did a good job!” We got that cleaned up and had a little talking about what NOT to do and we moved on with our day.
Later, we were sitting on my bed and I was getting an order together for a customer with JBloom. I had a necklace of mine on the bed next to me so I could reference exactly what she wanted. Brooklyn was sitting beside me with her little puppy toy. We will call her Sally. You can feed Sally a pellet and if you move her tail up and down, Sally will poop the toy pellet. Sally has no batteries because Brooklyn abuses this feature HA!
As I was finishing up the order I reached down to get my necklace and my necklace is gone. I asked Brooklyn if she sees my necklace anywhere and she looks up at me with her big blue eyes and says, “Sally hasn’t pooped it out yet”. In a stunned and dazed state, I say…”What?”
Brooklyn has broken the necklace into a strand and fed it to Sally. One end is sticking out of her mouth and the other end is sticking out of the other end of Sally. Needless to say, I am speechless for the first time in a long time. How can this be? I was only on the laptop for a few minutes, how could she have done that sitting 5 inches from me? I was really upset, so I asked Brooklyn to play with her toys in the other room. After I took a few deep breaths, I walked into the room Brooklyn was in and stooped down to talk with her.
“Brooklyn, did you break Grandma’s necklace and feed it to Sally?”. Brooklyn nods her head looking down. “Brooklyn, did you push the necklace down Sally’s mouth”? Brooklyn is still looking down and says, “Yes, Grandma, but she can poop it out and you can have your necklace back in just a few minutes. She doesn’t have to go right now”. At this point, I am holding back a smile and I tell Brooklyn from now on she is NOT to play with Grandma’s jewelry. She can only play with her play jewelry. Then I held her little face in my hands and tell her it’s ok, we all make mistakes and this was a mistake. She looks up at me and says, “But I need to play with only your jewelry”. Sighhhhhhh…
I got to thinking about her as I was starting to write my Sunday post and it made me think of patience. They say patience is a virtue and boy how true that is. When I was younger with my own children someone may have gotten into some deep trouble doing these things. But as I have gotten older, it still bothers me, but I do not react hastily anymore. I have learned the hard way, how to think before speaking and how to react to things after I have pondered them for a while. Lord Jesus, that is still so hard to do at times!
It made me think about God and just how big he really is. To sit upon a Throne and watch all of us, year after year, do the things we do – and the patience and love He must have. WOW! To be a forgiving and loving God that welcomes us back into his arms just like the father accepting the prodigal son in the Bible. I want to make sure that I practice patience and love daily. In my life at home and out in public. How often do we lose our patience when someone is holding up the line at the grocery store? Or someone pulls out in front of you when you are driving only to speed up to 20 MPH? These are a few things that can really push our buttons sometimes and I am trying to just breathe and realize there is a purpose in everything.
So, in those times you feel like your stress level has passed the point of medical safety – breathe, say a little prayer and remember – God has already given you the tools you need to succeed. He has given you a spirit of power!
Learning to push things out of mind and have patience takes time. It’s
I don’t normally put sale items in on Sunday’s post, but these will get gone quick and I can’t keep them from you. JBloom is putting jewelry on clearance so we have room for the new arrivals. These bracelets and earrings WILL get gone quick.
If you want to grab these deals — Choose DIRECT SHIP or else your order will just sit in the queue until I close the party Friday night and might sell out before
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I hope you girls have a great day and enjoy your Sunday! Thanks for stopping by the blog!!
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