Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Crazytown Express


I am not the most patient person that ever lived, but I do try, really I do. It has been really difficult lately, because my sons latest complaints are driving me crazy. I have heard this everyday since Christmas break ended "I don't want to do my homework", "I don't want to go to school", "I don't want to get up", and then when I get impatient with him,"Your making my heart wrinkle"--Love that--just put a dagger thru my heart. I have gotten this every year since Pre-K. He is done after Christmas Break and just wants it over with. Believe me I am with him for the shear fact that I don't have to argue with him everyday about school related stuff.

This morning was great fun. First he stayed home yesterday, because he said his throat was bothering him. I think I was being played, he did lay around most of the day but was fine and playing by 1 p.m. It was too late to check him into school by then of course. I had told him last night the only reason he would stay home again is if he had a fever. Well this morning he started with, "My stomach hurts", when that did not work "My arm hurts", still was not working, "I have a bruise on my leg", seriously are you kidding me... I checked his temp. and it was 98 and I told him "Thanks for playin' our little game this morning come back anytime now get dressed". He was none too happy with me and then wanted to know "What if my stomach starts hurting real bad then what?". I told him, "The school had my number and I would be here all day, he would be fine". Finally he was dressed and we were in the car and talking, he was still complaining and we somehow got on the subject of when different schools start and he started crying because my nephew gets out of school a whole 20 minutes before he does. I tried to explain that J starts school earlier therefore he gets out earlier. He was not hearing it and proceeded to cry some more about. Nothing like dropping off a kid in tears. One ticket to Crazy Town please..

I found this book under my bed the other night and I am not sure why I never read it, but I will be reading it now: **I love the look on the M&M's face in the 2nd pic, kinda how I am feeling today**

You're Late Again, Lord: The Impatient Woman's Guide to God's Timing by Karon Goodman, "I wish I had a nickel for every time I've asked the Lord for patience..."


  1. Jenny, love this post! They think of everything, don't they? Stay strong Ma Ma!

  2. I just found out that my youngest son has had a weekend project every since Christmas but he did some calculations and figured he could still pass without doing it. And to think, I wanted smart kids. Oh we are going to have a talk tonight when he gets home. It was a simple project too only taking about 5 minutes but he didn't "feel" like doing them. Grrrrrrr. And that is why some animals eat their young.

  3. My son does the same thing - often. He's seven and has an auditory processing disorder. I find that once he gets to school and gets "busy", he usually settles down. But it's a battle getting out the door most days, isn't it?

    Blessings to you today. I've found that as we pray for patience, God allows us to go through trials to build character in us. I wish there was another way to get that patience - LOL!

    I cling to these Bible verses through it all: "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in TRIBULATIONS, knowing tribulation produces perserverance, and perserverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:1-5

  4. Didn't anybody ever tell you NOT to pray for patience?!?! Lordy be girly! lol
    I'll have to see if I can find that book down here.