I just ordered this for my Twinkletoes. We have a "girls weekend" planned. 4 adults, 2 kidlets (9 and 8) and teen girl. One house at the beach for Friday and Saturday nights in November. Lots of scrapbooking which we have not had the time to do lately and I'm looking forward to lots of bonding time with Twink as well as loads of laughs with friends.
I thought that scrapbooking together would be a way for Twink and I to spend time together and learn about each other. I've been trying lately to figure out a way to cut through her middle child drama and am hoping that the Devotions book I got her will help a little too. Last night I asked her to read one Devotion that I chose. I will ask her about it today, when I get home from work, since she was still sleeping when I left. I also got Devotional books for DinoBoy and SweeTart too - can't leave them out. I had DinoBoy read today's Devotion last night before he went to bed and I think some of the words spoke to him ... or at least he kind of understood what it was about. Kind of makes my heart happy to understand that.
I am doing my best to keep my cool and not lose patience but it didn't work too well last night. I snapped at hubs because the kids weren't listening ... it was almost 10 before they were all in bed. I know it is going to take a while to get into the swing of things this fall. I need to remember to breathe and not let things get under my skin. Even though I think that I can control the situation, sometimes it is better to sit back and maybe let Hubs control it (ice cream after Twink's shower at 9:30?) ... I have to hand it to him - he didn't snap back at me last night, he made sure the kidlets were tucked in after their ice cream and ... maybe because of his understanding of them ... it went smoother than without my screaming to get in bed? Who knows. Bottom line is: I remembered, albeit a little to late, to keep my cool and go with the flow. (Thanks honey.)