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Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday's Random Musings

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

We're back! We finally got to celebrate our anniversary this weekend.

(Thank you Bubby and Papa for stepping in! We do realize that this tribe can be a handful!)

It is amazing what a few hours alone can do for a marriage! Not to mention room service, a hot tub, and the simple pleasure of sleeping until you wake up on you own. (Did you hear that? NO RADIO ALARM CLOCK!)

Nurse Boy and I had a list of topics that we needed to discuss. We were decision makers this weekend! As most of you know, we have desperately been seeking God's direction for our family's future. Praise God! He really used this weekend to reveal a great deal to us. He gave us clarity. Now, I feel ready to take life by the horns! So refreshing!

Now, for my random thoughts. I know, I know, you are at the edge of your seat. So, let's get this party started...

Bruiser and I were driving in the van this week when he suddenly asked me, "Will Dimples be free first?"
I immediately responded with much wisdom by saying, "Huh?"
"You know, will he be the first one of us to be free?"
"Like, when he gets older, will he be the first one of us kids to move out?"
"Why, yes, son. You all will be released from your jail cell and set free at the monumental age of 18. Dimples will be the first to be released, while you and your sister will remain chained in your cell, tallying the days until you, too, will be set free."
Honestly, this kid never fails to crack me up!
Last week, Sweet Pea wanted to watch Dimple's basketball game from the comfort of her Papa's lap. Not her mom's. Mom tends to discipline her. Mom uses the word...wait...wait for it..."No!" Not Papa...unless it is a safety issue, I"ll give him that. Papa is all about safety. Papa, Sweet Pea, and Bruiser were sitting right in front of the light switch to the gym. You know where this is going, don't you? After resisting for sometime, she went for it. She was faster than Papa. She turned off the lights while 2 basketball games were in full swing. The good news was it was only half of the lights on the ceiling. The bad news was they were the type of energy saving lights that don't turn on right away. They slowly turn back on. I just pretended like I didn't know that crazy family. Poor Papa! Nurse Boy was too busy coaching to realize that it was his own daughter that made the entire room dimmer.
Recently, at a mommy group, one of the mom's was sharing that "3 is the new 2." Again, I revealed my great wisdom by responding with a quick, "Huh?" She went on to explain that it used to be more common for families to have an average of 2 children. The trend has moved to families having 3 children. Apparently, we are trend setters. Who knew?

Is 35 the new 25? I would like to start that trend as well.


Chaos-Jamie said...

they say 40 is the new 30 so it only makes sense.

Theresa said...

I love the thought of letting your children out of the jail of home. Unfortunately, the new trend is that they go away to school and then want to come back home. Is it jail if they want back in???

I'm glad that you were able to get your weekend away! I'm trying to work out a real vacation for us this year. (Like something more than a long weekend.)

Imperfect Mom said...

Isn't it great when you can finally hear God? Sometimes our ears are so full of "mom, can I"'s that it's nearly impossible to hear Him clearly. Yay for weekends away with hubbys and God!

And yes, 35 is the new 25.

Boy Mom said...

Glad you had fun. It's amazing how much refreshment and energy those weekends as, two striving to be one, give us.

Aww Bruiser, way to crack us all up on a bleary Monday.

While attending a regional church conference with her family, My three year old niece, who can read, saw a bright red handle that said 'PULL DOWN'. She pulled down as instructed. Her Mom and Dad snuck out and drove away before the fire trucks got there.

Chris said...

Yay for a good weekend. Sounds like you're all better now. Happy to hear you finally got to celebrate your anniversary.

LOL @ the mysterious lights at the game.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Hahaha you never disappoint! So glad you finally got your anniversary weekend away.

Love the part about getting out of jail. My daughter was recently let out of jail so to speak. We had a playyard that she can now climb out of so it's gone for good and on to a new family. She still has one jail cell left though. A crib tent. So she can't climb out of her crimb and get hurt. I can already hear her now asking when she'll be free. All I can say is she's got a long way to go baby.

Much love from NJ,

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

Just wait for the time when the inmates ask you for the keys! There is some fun time awaiting you. I credit most of my gray hair to teaching our daughters to drive.

Mummy McTavish said...

You know how you have those moments sometimes where you see a kid do something and you think "gee I'm glad that's not my child"? I bet it was one of those moments for everyone in the gym. I know I had that moment just reading about it!

Jewel said...

I am dying laughing here!!! Oh my word!! When will they be set free?!?!?! Hilarious!! thank you so much for sharing this!!
Our anniversary is next month so I'm looking forward to a night or two away! *sighhhhh*