What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Perk for the Work



When one goes about bringing children into this world you can expect a lot of things- but one thing I never anticipated was the amount of things UNEXPECTED.

Children add so much humor and fun to life.  

Like when they walk through the door, talking casually as usual but with hair flipped over in a backwards ponytail and some reading glasses and you turn around from what you are doing, take a double/triple take and then just bust a gut.

Or when you discover in the midst of entertaining company that, even after the frantic 'get the house in order for company flurry', there is a measuring spoon taped to the doorpost.  

Why is a measuring spoon taped to the doorpost?   One doesn't ask those sorts of questions.  



I have erased from my memory so many of those wonderful things that pop out of childrens' mouths because I have intended to write them down but never did.  Here are two that are fresh enough for me to still remember:
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Me:  doling out a handful of those hard, crunchy Cheetos to the children.  A rare treat.

Judah, ever curious about what he is eating: "Mama.  Are these tiger bones we are eating?"

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I am working with the children on memorizing the books of the Bible.  Thanks to this cd (song #12), we've got the New Testament downpat.  We were working on the Old testament a while ago and it was Adele's turn to recite.  Genesis.  Exodus.  Leviticus.  Letters.  

(Guess she got her letters and numbers mixed up.)

Children make life so much more fun.

4 comments:

Theresa said...

Ha ha! I like the "Are these tiger bones" question. And your wise to write them down because they soon will be forgotten. I like all your post this week. I like reading how other real families live day to day. It's not boring at all.

Christy said...

I know it's a humorous photo, but your daughter looks *beautiful* here. :)

rebecca said...

Cuties!

I listened to that song and that is a really hard one to memorize! Not enough melody in my opinion. You might like these ones:

https://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens-songbook/the-books-in-the-old-testament?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens-songbook/the-books-in-the-new-testament?lang=eng

That's how I memorized the books in order. They are catchy!

theycallmemommy withapileofbooks said...

LOL! :) Love this!!! <3