Friday, November 20, 2009

Choosing your words carefully...

This past week has been challenging, to say the least. Although the tub and shower walls are in, we still can't use them until all of the drywall is done. It's been a week of showering at our neighbors and me looking like a mess for most of the time. But soon...very soon...it will all be done. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!



Not having a functioning main bathroom can really take a toll on my attitude. Wow! I have been a snippy, cranky lady this week, and I've had to work extra hard to not blow my top or say things I shouldn't say. Yes, I do admit...some of the things that came out of my mouth in the past week weren't so nice, and I had to be really, really careful in choosing my words. Thank God that some of the things my kids say and do have provided a bit of comic relief.



Take this little guy, for example...






I went upstairs for two minutes while he and his big sister shared a snack of Sun Chips, and this is what I found when I came back down. I thought my words through, as did he when he realized he was caught and in trouble. I took enough time to snap a picture or two, call Hubby in to see what happened, and suppress a smile before scolding him for eating the food that was to be the next morning's breakfast.



Of course, besides being snippy about not having a bathroom, pregnancy does all kinds of amazing things for your mental health. Right, ladies??? From irrational thoughts to hating all clothing, I've felt it all over the past two weeks. So when the following conversation ensued yesterday, my words and thoughts had to be picked through very carefully...



Me (wearing a pair of velor maternity pants, borrowed from a friend): Danae, what do you think of these pants on me?


Danae (while swiping one hand across my leg): They're okay. (Then she runs off and plays.)

A little while later, as we are getting shoes and coats on to go out the door...

Danae: Mama, I really like those blue pants on you. (Feels them.) They're so soft...and...(longer pause)...jiggly.


Me (not sure what to say): Did you just say 'jiggly'? What does that mean?


Danae: Oh, well, you know...when you move, they go like this. AND SHE PROCEEDS TO MOVE HER LOWER BODY AS IF SHE WERE BEYONCE!






Nice...reeeeeal nice. I would have run upstairs and changed, but since coats and shoes were all on, time didn't allow for such a luxury. Stay in there words. Stay. in. there.

But, honestly, how can anyone stay upset at those two faces?! :o) Life will go on, projects will get done, so I need to keep it all in check.
Have a happy Friday!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, keep on trucking and saying-I can do it all thru Christ who gives me strength.
All these photos will someday make you laugh out loud and then ask yourself-How did I make it?
Love you so!!!!!

Cariluz and Ike said...

LOL! Goodness, Beth, I love how you always manage to find the humor in everything. You must be one of the most patient people in the world : ) Hang in there, I bet that bathroom will turn our beautifully!

AMANDA said...

I've known you my entire life and nothing has EVER been "jiggly" on you. :) You're beautiful, pregnant or not! Love you!

Hostetter6 said...

Oh Beth, I am cracking up right now! Thanks for the laugh!

Beccalynn said...

Wow, I know what you mean about the bathroom! We're currently redoing ours and it was quite trying having to go to the bathroom at the convenient store down the road because my husband had the toilet in the shower while tiling the floor :-D