What a Morning

The week is off to an intense start.  Yesterday I tried to finish my Top Twenty Toys 2012 post all day – and that is exactly how long it took.  I think I posted it just before dinner.  I hope you’ll take a moment to add your suggestions.  Sadly, I do not love to shop, so Christmas shopping is a bit of a challenge for me. Shopping online has definitely simplified my life. I hope to have all of my shopping done  before Hannah arrives to visit on December 1st.  We’ll see how it goes.

I was going to post a Tuesday Topic this morning, but the day began with one of our children locking the keys in the car, while it was running.  To add to the excitement, the car was parked in the bus lane of a school; fortunately the buses had not yet begun arriving.

Add to that a trip to QuickCare to check Dimples’ finger which she hurt at school yesterday.  I’m rarely inclined to check hurt fingers or toes until we’ve given it a little time. In this case, the pain woke her throughout the night, so we decided to get an x-ray.  It’s a good thing because there is a small fracture in the growth plate and the orthopedic doc needs to take a look.

More challenging than either of those things, Eby is requiring intensive parenting.  Russ and I had a talk with him this morning, which included confession, repentance, forgiveness, prayer, and assigning  of consequences.  At this moment Eby is in the yard gathering all of the apples that have fallen from the trees and carrying them, one bucket at a time, to the compost bin.  It’s no small project.

All that to say, I don’t have a Tuesday Topic ready to go, but I will try to post one tomorrow.  Hopefully nothing significant will happen between now and then.

How is your day going, friends?

Lisa

 

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. mamitaj
    November 6, 2012

    I have a suggestion for today's Tuesday Topic…What do you do when the whole world falls in at the same time and everything is high stress? (Just kidding) It's sounds like a crazy morning at your house. I'm glad you took Dimples in to have her finger looked at. Hopefully, that will add to her love bank, that you care enough to drop everything and care for her needs.

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  2. Teresa
    November 6, 2012

    I think we all have days like yours at times. If the Tuesday Topic doesn't happen until next week don't sweat it – all of us out in blog land will survive. Be encouraged, God accomplishes his purposes even on the not so good days we face as moms.

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  3. Eileen
    November 6, 2012

    There definitely are days you just need to get through!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      November 6, 2012

      Thanks Eileen!

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  4. Laura
    November 6, 2012

    We once locked the car when we were changing drivers….the car was running and Drew was a baby in the back seat crying from an ear infection! From then on we made sure we didn't lock the door with the car running. Hopefully tomorrow morning will go more smoothly.

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  5. Kitty
    November 6, 2012

    I'm new to your blog but had an almost identical day to yours with my 2 12-week-old-to-us foster–>adopt children. Glad (and scared) to know that it's normal to experience non-stop craziness! Somehow it's encouraging to my heart 🙂 ill pray for you and yours and would love your prayers for ours!

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  6. Shari
    November 6, 2012

    Sometimes I feel like life is like going to the Television Department where they line up 50 T.V.'s all playing a different show. There is just no way you can process it all in and you get exhausted trying. However, sometimes we really don't have a choice in the matter.

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  7. Ann
    November 7, 2012

    When I have those days I think to myself that if my life were on TV everyone watching would say it was an overdramatization because it would be impossible to have that many challenges in the same day. LOL! It at least gives me something to laugh about! Tomorrow can only be better, right?? Thanks for the Christmas list–always nice reminders!

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  8. MRK
    November 7, 2012

    Sorry you've had a rough week, and thank you for posting the toy ideas. A lot of those are hits for us. I am working on a list of good ideas for this year, too, and will send you some as soon as I have a chance. Mine will probably be focused on the 7-10 age group (I have a hard time thinking of what to get our 5 year old because we already have what we need for that age)!

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