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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The FHE That Wasn't

Every now and then, things just do not go as planned. It happens.

Monday evening, the kids were having multiple issues. The Boy didn't take a nap, preferring instead to lay in his crib and sing random songs. Da Boo was frustrated over her new game (birthday present) not working properly. And apparently I'd given them far too much candy in an attempt to get some writing done. So. Dinner was a struggle. The Man was fighting a migraine. My ankle was killing me (total klutz, remember?). I could just tell it wasn't going to happen.

After breaking up yet another fight and putting yet another child in time out, the Man and I just looked at each other. Then I announced it was time for bed, half an hour early. So we dragged screaming children upstairs, stuffed them in their jammies, managed to quiet them down enough for a prayer and then tucked them into bed, ignoring the whining and tears as we left their rooms.

Ahhhhhh...peace and quiet. So lovely.

4 comments:

Debi said...

Hopefully today was a better day and next week we will hear another update on the lesson, songs, and treats....it's always one of my favorite blogs :)

Amanda said...

I understand! FHE hasn't happened at our house since I started feeling sick:( I can't even keep up with the minimum!

Kristie said...

Oh, I know what you mean!!! There are days like that at my house too! The whining, crying and commotion multiply with each additional child!!!! I hope that today is a better day. I think that the end of the day when all is quiet is one of my favorite times of the day! :)

Amber said...

I'm surprised that this doesn't seem to happen more often at your house. We seem to go in phases. We need to get back into the FHE jive since moving.

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