Many of you read my To-Do List: December. Even though my boys can't read and have no idea that I wrote this list, this darn list has made me react differently in many situations. And it has been only 3 days since I wrote such a list. Darn it!
Thursday morning was a CRAZY morning. As I laid in bed at 7:30, Jeremy was getting ready for a doctor's appointment. I was just lounging and allowing myself to ease into the morning, totally forgetting that Jeremy had to leave early. Until I realized that I HAD to take Evan to school, in 30 MINUTES!! I jumped frantically out of bed, startling Carter who was in our bed, sick all night, who was enjoying watching cartoons and lounging with me. I threw on some clothes, without taking a shower, washed my faced and threw some makeup on. Jeremy hadn't mentioned anything to me, because he assumed I was on top of it and didn't forget such a major detail as taking Evan to school.
Jeremy quickly got the kids dressed for me and gave both a snack for breakfast, while I was mumbling under my breath and throwing a fit in my mind.
I threw the kids in the car and off I sped. We got to the intersection where our local park lights a massive tree. The tree was scheduled to be lit on Friday night, remember it was Thursday.
"MOM, let's go see the tree!!" Evan exclaimed.
"Evan, the tree is not lit yet, and besides we are running late for school."
"But mom, the tree is lit!!!!!"
As I turned to see the tree, I saw the crew fixing last minutes details and indeed the tree was lit. I will let you come to the conclusion that was running through my mind.
And then all of a sudden, I remembered "the list". I put on a smile and said, "what the heck, we can be a couple minutes late to school."
I pulled over to turn, and BOTH kids squealed. I slowly drove past the giant tree, and the boys oohed and awed, gasped and giggled.
The moment I hated the list turned into the moment I loved the list!
Later that day, we had a little emergency, and my schedule for the next few days went out the door. We missed watching Santa Claus and attending the Forge Christmas Party. And at first I was over whelmed with disappointment but again remember the list and made a conscious decision to remember that God's timing is not my own .
And lastly this stupid list, has been on my mind. Because we were supposed to cut down our tree this weekend. We obviously can't now, due to Carter being ill, but it is also going to snow and get COLD. So even before Carter became so ill, I was pouting that we couldn't go get the tree this weekend and it was TOTALLY screwing up my schedule for the month. But again, I remembered the list, and was put in my place.
I will not stress out, I will not stress out, I will not stress out. I take deep breaths and look at my beautiful children. They don't know when we should get the tree. They are not on a schedule. They just want to enjoy being with their mom and dad. And that is what is most important.
My silly To-Do list has totally kicked my butt. And it has only been 3 DAYS. Oh boy, I am in for a fun ride this December!