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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Jump start, or stop

Sometimes I think that Zion's goal in life is to see if he is able to bring my heart to a complete stop before I hit age 35. The fact that I have a heart murmur and already "skip a beat" now and then doesn't matter to him. Hmmm - maybe he is trying to cure me. If he can just scare me bad enough, often enough, that pesky murmur will cure itself.
Why didn't I think of that?

On Thursday he literally ran out in front of a car. Truly. I nearly peed myself.
Thankfully, we were in a parking lot, and they were going slow, and Canaan was very visible, thus making them aware and cautious already. However, Zion didn't look. He didn't pause. He just ran out in the road.
Scared me witless.
Scared the other car pretty bad too I think.
Luckily, I think it actually scared him. But not that much....

On Friday Canaan came running in from the backyard crying "I didn't mean to, I didn't mean to - I poked Zion's eye out with a stick!!!"
Thankfully, he only poked his eyelid with a stick, not his actual eye. It seems the sticks had progressed from being firemen hoses to building tools to guns to swords and eventually had ended up smack in an eye.
I try to focus on the creativity. The imagination. The ingenuity. Let's not think about the violence, right?

On Sunday I was cleaning up Lego's when I heard the most terrifying THUNK and Andy's shout from the living room. I run to find Zion just being scooped off the hardwood floor where he had fallen from the back of the couch. It seems that rather then sit on the cushion he had decided to sit on the back. Then promptly fallen off. Straight onto his head. With his mouth full of cheese. I think that was the part that scared me the most. His head is hard. It will be fine. It was the mouth full of cheese I was worried about - choking him!
After my heart started beating again, I was mad first. I had just told him to finish his food at the table. JUST TOLD HIM. Then of course he goes and eats in the living room and falls off the couch. Of course. But after feeling the bump on his head I couldn't stay mad. I had to sit and hold him for a second.
And a second was all I got. Ice on the head and hugs from mommy last just long enough for mommy to feel better. Z man is up and ready for the next adventure almost immediately.

How can I next jump start, or stop, mommy's heart?

Let the creativity begin!


autumnesf said...

I managed to live through and get my son out the door to college before his antics did me in. Many days I did wonder! And sticks and rocks became means for being GROUNDED. Oh the blog posts I could do on those two things...and they include causing car accidents in front of my house on base, splitting another childs head open at school and a few other wonderful events. Ugh.

EmileeHope said...

Sounds like a #2 child if I ever heard of one...why are we do accident prone-no fear!! (Thankfully, or sadly depending how you look at it, we eventually grow up a bit and learn to be more cautious!)

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Carrie said...

ha ha ha! so sorry!!!!