Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Living in the Moment...












Most of you reading this know by now that I basically have learned that circumstances happen to each of us in life that we can and can't control. I have learned to roll with the punches and to sometimes even enjoy them as they happen. Even when they are scary, overwhelming, frustrating, or even funny and unusual. So, here are a couple of pictures of me "rolling with the punches" in the midst of a moment. It was just starting to be time for me to make dinner. I was picking up the crayons and paper that my girls had just finished playing with. When I turned around to see what activity they were going to do next...this is what was going on.
Wyndham had walked into the bathroom and grabbed the toilet paper and started walking around the house- she was moving as fast as she could go- all the while the tp was dragging behind her. She was giggling and excited- so the other two girls quickly joined her fun. The next thing I know, they are all running through the house with toilet paper flowing gracefully behind them. I thought for a split second about yelling at them to all stop. But when I saw their eyes sparkling I knew the best thing I could do was to grab my camera and start snapping. It was hard to get a great shot because I was watching and smiling as big as they were...and they were moving so fast and were all over the place. When one trail of paper snapped they would head back into the bathroom and start all over- trying to create the longest line they could. Their laughter was so sweet. The paper was flying everywhere. When their little legs got tired of running circles through the house, they decided to tear the paper to bits. I turned on one of their music CDs and they started dancing, shredding, throwing paper up in the air and giggling the whole time. It was a mess. It was dinnertime. Daddy came walking into the whole thing in the middle of it all. It was a roll of toilet paper...but it was magic just the same.

6 comments:

jakaloper said...

hihihi, they look cute, and they look like they where having a lot of fun!

I was just passing by, by clicking the "next blog" icon...

Have a nice day, take care of your little hearts!

jakaloper said...

and please don't be offended by my picture, I was really sad and angry when I put it on yesterday :-) It's really not intended to you of course...

Emily said...

Jody-I can totally relate!!Wouldn't it be great if such a simple thing as toilet paper could amuse us? Have you found a MOPS group down where you're living now? I don't know if you remember or not, but I went to MOPS in Gaylord with you. I came across your blog and thought -"what a small world!" I am now totally hooked-your experinces and attitude amaze me!

Knit and Purl Grrl said...

Hey Jody!
I love your blog and will definitely be back frequently. Thank you for being so honest about the good and the bad... I get so tired of staying at the surface all the time... it is refreshing and inspiring to read someone writing from their heart.

So good of you to document the tp extravaganza instead of shutting it down. You are one cool mom, and if you lived in CA (or I lived in Michigan) we could have lots of fun crazy dance parties with our kids.

Know that someone in California is sending you a hug -- you are good, ya know?
xoxoox
L

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

:) love it Jody! i try to remember not to sweat the small stuff daily... some days i can do just what you did. some days i'm not that patient... lol. especially if it's any of my paints, or scrappin supplies... totally a no! ha! i just love when the kids are giggling and having fun like that.

Anonymous said...

Don't those make the best memories???

Thanks for posting on my blog - love yours!

Traci