*It's interesting how judgemental our society has become about large families (strangers criticizing mothers with their broods of children in public places or family members tsk-tsking behind closed doors) and yet in the Church, it's kind of the opposite (criticizing women who have only one or two kids or none as if they --the criticizer -- know the whole story).
*I haven't lost any weight lately, and yet I'm feeling more joyful about my body than I have in a really long time. Our trip to Hawaii should have made me shudder (what with the constant swimming suit wearing I did), but it didn't. Last night as our kids cuddled around us in blankets at the Manti Pageant, I was grateful for this amazing body that had created, carried, and given life; for this body that had fed my babies, fixed ouchies, kissed cheeks, carried sick children, and even entertained my 6 year old (he was flapping my arm flab. Blah). I may not be as gorgeous or thin as I once was, but I can walk for miles with a child on my back, I can still clean my house, and I can still make my husband happy. For this, I'm very grateful! I love my body!
*My children are slowly leaving my grasp. I got a link to a great article on mothering (go here) from my friend Julie, and it made me realize that I don't have much time with my kids! #1 is already 10 years old --that means in 8 years she will be gone! Why do I spend so much time wishing away these years? I need them! How can I teach them everything they need to know in such a short amount of time??
*Why do children have a herd mentality? Someone goes outside and so they ALL need to go outside! Dude, #2 just had to get the mail! Stay inside, you crazies! Just now they were all downstairs with me and then #3 had to go upstairs for something --within 4 minutes, they ALL went upstairs. I just heard the front door open; how much you wanna bet they are all outside now?
*A lot of people don't understand why "The Book of Mormon Musical" (or however it's named) could be offensive. Well, maybe they do. But I think this article explains it very well. To quote it:
That is all for now. Happy Wednesday!