Setting the timer for 5 minutes... ready...
Alright, folks - my first attempt at a Five Minute Friday writing prompt. Unedited and raw is the name of the game. Of course REST would be the prompt for the week. As I sit here at nearly 11:00pm with bleary eyes and contraband honey chocolate chip cookie dough sitting beside me in a bowl on the couch that I'm not supposed to be eating on my Dr. prescribed Paleo plan, I need rest. After the hard winter I had mothering, I've been doing so well lately... handling things in a much more Amanda-ish manner. Mostly patient and loving, and sometimes downright Pollyanna-style. But today, I was feeling tired - not glad. I was tired of noise and the constant pull in seven different directions. My husband, who has been working on being unphased by all of this said as he looked out over the room filled with seven children all taking up residence in our living room, "Wow, it sure doesn't look like that many."
To which I grumpily replied, "It does when all you hear is Mom, Mommy, Hey - Mom all day!"
Oh, how in my heart I love the Mom, Mommy, and Hey - Moms that I hear. It means they need me, they want to talk to me. They love me.
He didn't say anything back, and I knew at that moment, that Pollyanna had left the building.
I stepped out of the room to regroup, pray, and get my attitude on straight again.
Goodness, five minutes sure goes by quickly when you're tongue-tied... or should I say, brain-blanked? Anyways, what a fun challenge! Jump in and join the fun over at Lisa-Jo Baker's space!