thursday thoughts (on Friday)

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It's been one of those weeks where you feel very defeated as a parent. One of those weeks where you feel like you need to drop everything you are doing and stage an intervention (on an 8, 7, and 6 year old level)...but you can't. I told Jeremiah last night that parenting really and truly doesn't ever get easier it just gets different. Still hard, but different hard.

For the record, I KNOW what amazing kids I have. But they have sin natures just like everyone and this week they are running rampant. Which is making my sin nature act up. Ugly cycle.

Yes, I know it's hard to believe that this sweet one ever gives us any trouble =)

I am in the middle of an almost 800 page book. Or, technically 5/8ths of the way in. I don't even truly care for the book, but when you've committed 500 pages of your life (at 5 pages at a time) you feel like you need to finish. (It's The Goldfinch for those of you interested.)

For the first time in 8 months I have consistently exercised for longer than 2 days in a row. I cannot even tell you how hard it is to exercise here. I won't go into the excuses, but I will say that I am committed to continue.

Rainy season is upon us. Thus the mosquito's are back. This time they are carrying an extra virus to be wary of. A virus with a name so silly that it is hard to take serious: Chikagunya? Really?! However, with 4 adults at our mission down with it, it really isn't so silly.

The setting: Ezra and I just finished playing a game where we were on a team together racing other teams.

Ezra: Mom, how'd we do?
Me: We came in 12th.
Ezra: Oh yeah!
Me: That means we were in last place.
Ezra: Awesome!

The setting: Ezra was testing out his prototype Lego boat in the bathtub.

Me: Is it floating?
Ezra: No.
Me: Sorry bud, maybe you can remake it differently and try again.
Ezra: Nah, I've decided I'm only building submarines now.

My brother, Ben, is flying in tomorrow and staying with us for 10 days! We are so stinking excited!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Kelly Via said...

I definitely agree - not easier; just different.

I love Ella's pigtails...or as my girls would call them: pinky tails!

Tasha Via said...

I am right there with you in the parenting section of this fun post. My head is tired of keeping up with the shenanigans.

Hope you stay well from the not-so-silly virus!

Love and miss you...