Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday Mayhem?

I was barely out of bed and out of the bathroom when all three school girls came into my bedroom fully dressed, coat and backpack on, asking for me to help fix their hair. Wow....they must have really been looking forward to going back to school! They didn't get ready that fast the first day of school! I quickly helped with ponytails and ribbons. Even sprayed a little body spray on their hair. More for me than for them. I love to get cuddles and hugs and smell their hair. They all passed on breakfast hoping that we'd leave for school a little earlier than normal. We had time in Proverbs with their Daddy and discussed the differences between and a"woman" and a "lady". To which Liberty proudly exclaimed "Mom is definitely a lady". It was the smoothest of all school mornings this entire year! So, I have no mayhem to report. Strange huh?!


When I was nine I:

Jumped off a balance beam and broke my arm.
Tried to hold Brian Hamilton's hand during movie time at school.
Went on my first date ever...not with Brian though...(I wish I had a picture to show you. I had my cast on my arm and a neighbor rolled my hair. It was hideous! We went to see Soul Man.)
Was in love with Pac-Man, Donkey King and Frogger. Our family kept score on a chalkboard. It was a HUGE deal!
Was wearing leg warmers.
Did as little school work as I could get away with and my grades showed it.

My daughter Brooklyn is nine and she:

Got an excellent report card today from a Portuguese speaking school! (I couldn't do that in an English speaking school!)
Read about 10 books over the Christmas break.
Could break her arm just walking across the kitchen. She has no need to jump off anything!
Would never dream of trying to hold a boys hand.
And I'd never consider sending her to the movies with a little blond headed German boy like my Mom did!
Got Pac-Man for Christmas and has no idea how to play it. (Poor girl)
Can conjugate a verb in Portuguese in a flash!
Can whip up some mean cheese toast and chocolate milk...for 5 kids at once!

I tell you what....sometimes I think my kids are raising me. I've learned so much from them.

~~~"Brooklyn, Faith &'re doing great! Your first ever report cards are amazing! And to think you did it all in another language just thrills my heart! Keep up the great work. Be a light shining for Jesus. Allow Him to use you. I love you all!~~~~Mom"


liz said...

Aww, good for her! =)

Anonymous said...

You have wonderful kids. What a blessing! I pray ever Monday is so good.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your new blog wallpaper. It's quite lovely!

TCKK said...

What a great post. Sounds like your kids are doing awesome!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

It sounds like she has a leg up in life! Good for her (and you!)! Keep up the good work, she's learning it from somebody :)

Tori said...

Aww, that was a really sweet post, I can tell you're proud and with good reason.

Anonymous said...

My babies are all wonderful, and Brooklyn rightly has her "first daughter" position in the family. But, isn't God's grace awsome?

Nina, who went to movies, held hands with boys and was not a star scholar, is God's choice to raise wonderful children, train them in God's ways and be a Proverbs 31 wife.

I love you,

Mom said...

Brooklyn, Im so proud of you. You are beautiful and smart... stick around your Mom and the kitchen and you will be cooking more than cheese toast and making chocolate milk.
Pawpaw was upstairs yesterday and brought some pictures down... one thing was the photo album of your birth and 1st year... Pawpaw was gone bowling and it was just me and Maggie. I sat on the couch and looked at those pictures and cried and remembered 9 years back. I remember when your Mom came to my office after your 1st visit to the Dr. and told me there was a problem with your heart. I was devistated, remembering what your Aunt Lori and Uncle Scott went thru just weeks before. BUT THE LORD HEALED YOU... and look where you are today! The smartest girl in the 4th grade at a Portuguese school. Im so very proud of you and remember to always keep Jesus first.

Faith and Lib.... keep up the good work... Brooklyn maybe a little older but you are all so smart and I love you all so much... and lets not forget Trin...
I understand she can read quite well now! Trin.. you go girl!


Starla said...

Congratulations on all the good report cards. Thanks for sharing your life at 9 and your daughter's life at 9; I had some smiles while reading it.

Tammy said...

Your girls are precious! Sweet post. I can identify with the smelling the hair thing. :o)

Tabatha said...

Such sweet words for your girls to treasure and words for you to ponder; I agree with Lib: you are such a lady!

Know we think of y'all often and pray for you daily! Hugs all around!