Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oh! I Just Want to Keep Them this Age Forever!

Tuesdays are a tough day for us... it's a school day for both of the kids (and Cub's is at a church in town, 25 minutes away), and then Elizabeth has ballet and tap class... back in town. It's back and forth to town 3 times...

Cub doesn't usually get a nap, which is always a bad situation, and tensions can run high by the time dance class is over.

I usually have a nice headache by this time too, and there is still supper, homework (in kindergarten yall!!!!) baths and bed ahead of us.

Last Tuesday Elizabeth and I were having one of those "Mother-Daughter" moments, and Cub was listening in with full attention. I have no idea what we were arguing over either... but it was becoming a little heated. EJ is very headstrong, and right now if I say "No", she says "Yes"... so we have some trouble in the communication department.

Oh the joys of keeping my cool, and trying not to yell. It's an art form I am perfecting lately.

So, after the whinning, and EJ crying, and my continued effort to keep things to a dull roar, I say that the arguing is over, no more discussion, and that is IT!

Cub pipes up from his car seat "Yall are breaking my heart!" I look back, trying not to giggle, and he has his arms crossed over his chest and his lips are poked way out, like his feelings were just stomped on, yet he wasn't even in trouble!

What a cutie pie!

Momma (my Mother) had a migraine headache over the weekend, and it was a really bad one. Have yall ever had one of these? I get them too, and it's miserable...

Anyway, Elizabeth was very sad she couldn't go see Momma, and so at night when she said her prayers she would ask God "to help make my Momma feel better from the bad 'ol headache".

On Monday Momma went to the Dr., who gave her a shot and some pills to help it go away. On Tuesday she felt much better, and even helped at our local poll location, so the kids didn't see her at all on Tuesday either.

Yesterday morning was like a reunion as Momma came to pick up EJ and take her to kindergarten (I am so blessed to have her help me... she loves to take the kids to school sometimes)... Elizabeth ran over, gave her the biggest hug and said...

"Momma, I prayed to God that your headache would go away. Do you feel better?"

Mom replied she felt great, and how sweet that the prayer was...

EJ then said "Yes, after I said my prayers God helped my words go up to Him, and then right on over to your house to hug you, and make you better."

What tears I felt well up at that!


Reynie said...

They are both so sweet but the Cubster is definitely the sensative one. He's too funny! Want to squeeze both of them!

Tiaras and Timeouts said...

Such sweet babies! Every year I think this must be the best/cutest age and then they get even better/cuter!

Stephanie said...

I have so not figured out how to keep quiet when getting on to the kids. I have to yell to yell over them. Give me any tips you can.
They can say some of the sweetest things sometimes. Makes you just want to squeeze 'em.

Prasti said...

what sweet words from your kids :)

Angie said...

Precious...just precious! They must have very sweet parents that teach them how to be so kind and thoughtful. :)
Hold them and squeeze them tight. Enjoy every single minute because as soon as you turn around they will be in middle does that happen???

mamajil said...

What sweet memories!!! I love to hear the prayers of a child!! If they melt our hearts can you imagine what it does to our Heavenly Father?!

Your family is very endearing!!
Have a blessed day!

tootie said...

Aww..that is so sweet! And that is awesome that your kids are learning at a young age about the power of prayer! We can learn a lot from their faith.

magnolia mama said...

Our Tuesdays are exactly the same. Carlitos skips his nap those days and it is brutal.

Bye the way, you are soooo lucky to have your mom close by.