So, I took a month off. My blogging was spotty and sporadic. I wrote when I wanted to, but I let myself get distracted by some things, other things (Amber, you darling, I have not forgotten you!), and still other things, and what I wanted to write about got pushed off. Time passed. Life moved on, and I have to ask, how many of you really care about what happened two weeks ago? (Three consecutive days of field trips. Holy cow, it was EXHAUSTING!) or that I took my kids to Morgan for the traditional Smith Family Memorial-Day BBQ at my Aunt and Uncle’s house? (And that every morning since, Anthony wakes up and askes, “Go to B-Q at Unka Vaughn’s house?”).
Imagine my surprise and delight when I got the NaBloPoMo invite in my inbox this afternoon, and it said that June’s theme is “Home”. Oh, I can SO do this theme. Not only do I live in a home, but I care for one, my children destroy semi-clean parts of one on a daily basis, and my husband works darn hard to pay the mortgage on one. Funny things happen in my home. Disgusting things happen in my home, too, like toddlers who remove their diapers and sit on furniture with *ahem* clingies that mash into the upholstery. What a joy to scrub that out of the fabric!!!
(I would totally not be offended if you came to my home and asked for a clean towel to lay on the couch before you SIT on the couch. I’m just saying…)
Anyway, I’m throwing my hat back in the ring. I missed blogging every single day (or most of them). I can’t wait to report on something that happens tomorrow, because our church starts at 9:00 AM, I have an 8:00 AM meeting, and I am teaching the lesson in Relief Society.
Perhaps I could write about how my husband got all four kids fed, dressed, groomed and ready for church ALL ON HIS OWN, but then that would be fantasy fiction, and I’m all about keeping it real.
Clingies and all. Yuck.
UPDATE: The meeting went long and I came home at 8:45 expecting to get all four kids ready, but when I walked through the door, three fully dressed, neatly groomed kids were sitting on the couch, Anthony just needed shoes, and Kenny was putting on his tie. HOLY COW! He did it! (Now he’s gonna have to do it again. And again. Every time I have an early meeting. *grin*)
The lesson went wonderfully well. I taught about motherhood and ways to make the journey a little less painful. I started the lesson by reading No, David! by David Shannon, and finished it up with Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. There was not a dry eye in the room, and it was funny to hear everyone sniffling during the closing prayer. I had a lot of women come to tell me that they loved my lesson, and it was just what they needed to hear. It was a good Sunday meeting.