"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pendulum Swings

My house is a mess.
There are piles everywhere.  Piles of necessity.  Piles of procrastination.
The baskets of laundry are mass confusion now, I don't know what's clean or dirty anymore.
I haven't cooked in 6 days.  
The pendulum swings.
And right now, it's way on the I'm-doing-nothing-but-play-with-my-kids-side.
Which has served us well this week since all the calendar has called for is play.
Starting with this special guy.
Beau.  Oh how we love you.
We remember how your mama prayed for you.  And how she leaped with joy when your peanut little self was in her belly.  Now you are four years old.
When this mama was four years old, she remembers how her daddy drank Grape soda.  How he would stroll around his garden, checking crops with tired surgeon hands and sip his Grape.
How my heart skipped a beat when my babies requested it on our picnic dinner.
A picnic dinner planned by sweet Abbey.  I can't say enough about her.  How His grace infiltrates every part of her being.  How her beauty radiates a passion and pursuit of the Father in a way those around her are blessed to experience.
She's a treasure.
And she planned a sweet party.
And a picnic isn't complete without a game of kick ball.
Sister had no clue or concept.  Daddy gladly helped her.
He had to help her a lot.
To the point of busting her out of her undies.
This is much more her element.

Bunny made a break for the studio door and was completely hacked off at me for ending the adventurous attempt. Can't blame a girl for trying.
After twinkle toes tapped into her Mary Poppins gene, we skipped the usual PB&J and went for some deli sandwiches instead.
Solid choice.
She told everyone at the deli how big she was.
Sooo big!!!
 And if that wasn't enough, we decided more play was on the menu.
After BSF, we packed up with our friend Asher and joined Shannon and her babies for an afternoon at the children's museum.

The grocery store section was by far the biggest hit among the kids.  My girls could have stayed there all day.
And I'll be honest.  If the check out scanner would have made noise, I could have stayed too.
Babies crashed on the drive home in their bubble soaked, sand dusted clothes.
Because you get sand on your clothes when you dig up dinosaur bones in the paleontology section of the museum.
Tomorrow we will keep playing.  Emma has a field trip to the zoo and I'm going.  It's hilarious and surreal to be the mom going on field trips and going to bed hoping there's enough room for me on the bus so I can squeeze next to that baby girl and be a part of her world.
Tomorrow there will be pockets when I day dream about her.  Maybe a bunny cake for her party.  Maybe twinkle lights on the gazebo.
The pendulum will swing back again, hopefully to the middle of balance between responsibility and play. Company is coming, someone's gotta clean, bake, and change sheets.

And then back to play.  Because this week I like it when it swings that way.


  1. Love you Meg:) Your words are awesome. Always reminding me to be present in the moment with my littles...
    Enjoyed being with you today at the zoo. Always, ALWAYS a delight to visit with you sweet friend.

  2. Such a sweet post, I love how you write : )