A Bushel of Brooks

A Bushel of Brooks
Us as we are ...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Highs and Lows

Yesterday was a day of highs and lows ...
With the boys, of course!
Jonah started our day out at 6:30 a.m.,
as usual for him.
Eli commented that it would be heavenly
if only Jonah made it to 7 or 7:30 each day.
Mind you, Eli only notices this now because he
HAPPENS to not have to get up at the ungodly hour of
5 or 5:30 because retails days are OVER!!!!!
(at least, for the next several years = ))
I headed to the gym,
Eli handled the boys.
When I returned home,
they had a time of bickering; refusing to get dressed; obey orders, etc.!
Jonah had his toy guns taken away since he refused to clean them up.
Reuben screamed because Jonah didn't share the guns to begin with.
Life was unfair ...
And then, suddenly, they sat together at the table and played fishing together.
You know those battery powered fishing games,
where the fish open and close their mouths? Yup.
Together and happily they fished ... for at least 20-30 minutes.
Sigh. And shower!
We visited my brother for awhile later on, got them down for naps,
Of course, after an over-tired-fall-apart-moment from Reuben.
I confess, sometimes in my zeal to have them nap at the same time,
I keep Reuben up a bit too long and suddenly he loses control.
Oh well.
But later that night,
We watched some of the KU game as a family.
Cheered on the Jayhawks (and played Mario during halftime).
Bathtime turned into BADtime.
Jonah fell apart about washing his hair (why is this an issue?),
and we ended it early to get these tired boys into bed.
As I sang and prayed for Jonah,
he put his little arms around me and said,
"Mommy, will you stay with me a few minutes?
I feel safe and happy when I am with you"
High times worth the lows?


  1. Sounds like my day today. (okay everyday) It's nice to know that I'm not the only one going through the ringer!

  2. I have days like this too... Frustrating, but so worth it :)