Monday, April 21, 2008

Memoir Tag

Katie tagged me to do a memoir in six words. I'm always telling jokes without receiving the hearty laughter from others that I think they merit. My memoir explains why that is.

My humor is over your head.

But let's not forget my 1st runner-up: I'm a princess, not a maid.
(That one might better serve my posterity.)

I won't tag anyone else, because no one really reads this blog. But if you want to do this, leave me a link in the comments so I can read your six-word memoir.

Friday, April 11, 2008

When Moms Get in Trouble

Kenley has a bit of an attitude. Generally she's very sweet, but, frankly, she can be a beast. She likes to antagonize Isaac and then when he retaliates she storms off with the threat, "I tell Mommy." (A method that doesn't really work for her because I'm usually within earshot and am already wondering why Isaac has tolerated her as long as he has.)

Last night our family congregated in the family room just before bedtime. Jeremiah and I sat tiredly on the couch as the kids ran circles around us. Kenley pulled out her doll stroller, with which wasted no time mowing down Jack. I promptly took the stroller away from her, which did not set well with her. She noticed the phone laying on the floor, picked it up, threatened, "I tell Nana!"

Classic Kenley

(in which I claim no resemblance)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Fortunes Forecast

Once while on a trip I got stranded in a city 4 hours from home. My car overheated on a Sunday so there were no mechanic shops open. It was hot outside so I walked to a nearby Chinese restaurant to get some water. I was obviously distressed and the waitress brought me some water and tossed in a fortune cookie. I laughed as I read the ironic fortune contained inside: "What has been sufficient to take you this far is insufficient to take you any farther."

I kind of feel like I've reached a similar point in my life. I don't have a bad life and I am truly grateful for the many blessings I daily enjoy. What I mean is that I feel like I've not been doing enough, or anything for that matter. Kind of like I've assumed that simply by existing I've been doing my part. I'd like to change that, but I don't know exactly where to go from here.

I'm a young mother with three small children at home and I feel like my reach probably won't extend too far past my own front door. I suppose that I'll just have to start big in a small, albeit important, place. I'd like to act, instead of react, to my children. I'd lke to keep things in perspective. I'd like to take time to develop my talents, maybe even discover that I do have a personality. Changes will likely be gradual, but if you don't see me for a few years, I hope I'm different then than I am now.