Archive for November, 2011

I Tried…and Sometimes That is Good Enough

Friday, November 4, 2011

Most of you have probably heard of Operation Christmas Child.  Well our church is participating and our children’s ministry is doing a big emphasis on it with our kids.  Elle came home from church on Sunday with her shoebox and was on a mission to rummage through her bedroom to find things to donate to a child in St Louis.  Well…the heart was in the right place but she got the details a little mixed up.

This afternoon I was telling her more about the program & how we will go shopping tomorrow and buy gifts for a child in a different county.  We talked about how blessed we are to live where we live, to have a warm home filled with toys, food and clothes.  The conversation was good…but it quickly went down hill.

I was specifically talking about how the gifts will to go kids in other countries and she insisted that HER gift go to a girl in Antarctica.  Sigh.  So I shift to gears and started in on a geography lesson talking about how it’s too cold for people to live in Antarctica.  Yada, yada, yada…  Then she interrupts with this gem of information, “I’m wearing 2 pairs of panties!”  What?  1.  What in the world made you think about that at this moment.  2.  Why are you wearing 2 pairs of underwear?

Sometimes I really try hard to take my parenting out of survival mode…and sometimes I get nowhere.