Our church has two services, one at 8:00 and a second at 10:30. We decided to give attending the early service a good try and we’ve found that we like it. By the time 10:30 rolls around we have already done plenty of parenting and we are beginning to feel frayed around the edges. Now we get the kids up, help the younger set get dressed, feed them a little bagel, and then toss them in the car. There is hardly time for naughtiness to occur.
Between services we often stay to visit with friends. Today a family with two older daughters came for the second service and set their things in the row behind us. We chatted for a few minutes and then began to gather up our coats, etc. to leave. My friend said, “Are you leaving?” I told her that we had already attended the early service. I said that I figured she would be relieved not to be sitting behind us, to which she kindly replied, “Oh no, we’ll miss the entertainment.”
We are working on not being a distraction, but we have progress to make.
My nieces are visiting, which is a very special treat. Fortunately for me, one of my nieces loves handwork so she has completed the binding on Russ’ quilt and is currently binding a quilt I began when I was pregnant with Noah. Do you think eighteen years is an excessive length of time for creating a baby quilt?
Sweet Pea has been cranking out baby hats and Mimi is creating a new hat for herself. We are feeling quite domestic and creative today.
My other niece is reading a novel in German – smart girl.
Sweet Pea got her first issue of a medical journal, American Family Physician. It has been sitting on the kitchen counter for a couple of days without anybody noticing it. Today, Noah picked it up and said, “Does this really have to be in the kitchen?” I had no idea why he was concerned until he pointed out the cover illustration which demonstrated a rather personal medical procedure. We all got a good laugh out of it.
Mimi just realized that her hat is in crisis and I must rescue her.
All for now.
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