Friday, December 14, 2007

Reason #2 Why I don't want to go to Hell

We all have our own personal hell sometimes and I've said before that my personal hell is perpetual moving. I've lived in 4 houses this year. Moving to me is hell, and I'm pretty sure that moving is all they do down under. Well the list now has a number two. Family pictures with children 5 and under. Yes, that's right, it was hell. I had everything planned just as so and we went and picked Madi up from school and came home to get our clothes on. There was no way we could get dressed early, because you know someone is going to spill something. Well I was a little flustered getting there, because Madi and Kyle started getting grouchy, which was not on the schedule, so it kind of threw me off. Well you know they weren't bad, they were just kids...ages 5 and under. So no I wasn't mad, I was just flustered. We never could get one of the three kids together, because Mason had just had enough. He was ready for a nap. But we did get some really good family pics and individual shots too. When I get them I will post them. The family pic of all us was what was most important to me, so I'm glad those turned out nice.

Ya know I've discovered a few things about myself recently. God gave me a really good sense of humor and a laid back attitude for a that I can survive all of this. Those are two things that are essential to my success. I wanted everything to be so perfect today and it wasn't by far. But I have to just laugh about it and go on. Of course I did cry first, but now I'm laughing. It just exhausted me.

I don't know if you read my sister's comment on my last post. I hope no one is disappointed that we didn't take the donkey for the pictures. I figured the last thing we needed in that studio was a barn animal. My sister is a jokester, and I think the pregnancy hormones make her a little bit funnier too. She's been cracking me up especially lately.

Yeah so hell for me would probably be a little something like getting family pictures with all my kids ages 5 and under. And since in ten years I'll have a total of 8 kids, and they'll all be 5 and under too. This is my personal hell, so it can be whatever I want. Then we'll all go move into a new house. I'm pretty sure we'll also stop by Wal-mart, oh and I'll still be a single mom in hell, so I'll be alone with 8 kids, ages 5 and under. Not only that but we will only need one thing and we'll get stuck behind a lady who is checking out in the express lane with three hundred things in her cart. And on top of that her debit card won't work when she's checking out. :) :) :) That's all I got on that for now.

Well tomorrow I've got a family party and then my class at church is having their party. The older two are staying the night at mom and dad's house. I'm taking Mason to the party with me. It's the single parents class, so most people bring their kids. I've never brought my kids to anything. Mostly because I like to try to have free time when I have things like that to do, but I really wanted to bring Mason with me. He's been so great lately and I've kind of become really attached to him. I think I see now why the babies of the family get so spoiled.

It's been an eventful week, even since my last post. I'm kind of feeling a little introverted right now about some things and that's mostly because I'm just reflecting on a lot. I haven't really come to any big conclusions, but I'm getting there. God has given me a lot to think about and many reasons to just relax. Man, satan loves me. Oh he wishes he could have me, because I would be so much fun for him. And that's where I'm having to make a choice. Which road? I really think though that God rewards obedience and discipline. I'm getting there, slowly but surely. No one ever said this was a race though, finishing is what is important. And besides that I do not want to move or take family pictures with my 8 children, ages 5 and under anytime soon. So no, satan you cannot have me.


Blogger Darla said...

You are so right, taking pictures is Hell on earth. I tried with my two and Brylie just cried in the corner. This is so not like her she loves all the attention. She was just having a bad day and having her picture was not her idea.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Chrissy Cross said...

So funny. Getting pictures is hard work. I had a hard time with two and with my husband there to help me, I can't imagine having three and no helper!! You are a brave woman. Also, I agree with the Walmart thing, One time I went to WalMart with both my kids and the lady in front of me decided to write a check (hello, dark ages), Cooper and Kenndall were crying and then when I was ready to pay, my debit card wouldn't work and everyone was staring at me and my two screaming kids and my cartful of groceries and the lady is asking me how I am going to pay for all that. It was hell. They never could get my card to work, so I had to unload all of my stuff and go to an ATM and come back and give them cash. (Which my card was fine at the ATM.) I was crying by the time I left.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Larissa and Chrissy for the birth control stories!! Larissa I don't think I am as patient as you are. Your kids are blessed.


5:00 PM  
Blogger suzanne said...

Great blog, but I wouldn't worry about hell being quite that bad. Even Satan himself couldn't stand living with you and your 8 kids under the age of 5:)

1:36 PM  
Blogger Procters said...

Don't forget socks...Hell is going to be filled with tons and tons of white socks and NONE of them will match!!! Can you tell that I have been folding laundry these past couple of days?

8:17 PM  
Blogger Cheri said...

Oh, Larissa. I'm so glad to know you have crazy days, too!!! It was bad enough getting Addi to take a picture without torturing Taelor!
And Wal-Mart with any size children isn't fun!! Even Wal-Mart with a 31 year old husband can be trying. Love ya!

9:37 PM  

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