Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Currently {June 23, 2014}

23 June 2014

Currently {June 23, 2014}

Thinking about my mental to do list and everything I want to get accomplished, but telling myself that I need to be okay with the various imperfections our our home. I'd rather be a mom who does not freak out at her family when things are not as clean as I'd like them to be. The basic everyday goals are done today-the sink is shined, the bed is made, dishes are in the dishwasher, and the bathroom counter was wiped down with a disposable wipe. The toys scattered in a small area on the floor are a reminder of being blessed with a lovely daughter, and the dirty diapers remind me that I have a newborn who needs me more than making sure our place is spotless.

Reading The BFG to Charis and myself. Growing up, this was one of my favorite books, and I read it at least 3 times as a young girl. I recently decided to try to read to Charis while I'm breastfeeding Justin. I realized that I often shooed Charis away when Justin was eating. When she started saying, "You're talking to me. Justin's not happy." I realized what I was doing was not always good. I decided if she wants to stay around, I would read to her, since she likes being read to and that's one time I am able to sit down for an extended period of time.

Listening to the sound of the air conditioner.

Watching Despicable Me.

Thankful for a God who
  • Watches our children at all times
  • Never sleeps
  • Is in control of all things 
Today while Charis was resting, she was quiet, but sometimes being quiet is not always a good thing. I went in the room to get her up from her nap, and I found a hair clip in an electrical outlet-attached to a key ring and hair ties {see picture below}. I flipped out and told Charis to go sit on the couch. Meanwhile, I checked the breaker {thank God it was off}, tried to remove the clip {but was not able to remove it}, became emotional and panicked, and called my husband. My heart was definitely racing. We're thankful Charis was kept safe and that our place did not catch on fire. When Drew asked Charis, "What happened when you put the clip in the outlet?" She replied, "There were sparks."

I'm thankful for the time Charis, Justin, and I were able to spend at the park tonight. My mama bear instincts came out, but that might be a story for another time.

Linking up at A Mama Collective.

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