Being Sheep

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep."John 10:14-15

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mornings

This morning was a little frustrating. I was staying calm, but Nathan had melted down for almost an hour already, and it wasn't even 8:30 yet. I finally got him calmed down after suggesting that he be the baby lion and I'd be the mama lion. He was willing to let the mama lion take care of the baby lion, but me taking care of him was just too much. I got him changed and dressed, gave him some milk and cuddles, and then he started melting down again.

I got up a bit later than I should have this morning, so hadn't yet gotten dressed, brushed my teeth, or eaten breakfast (ya know, all those things that help me feel like a human!). I knew I'd be able to keep myself much more regulated if I just got those things done. So I went to my room to change, expecting Nathan to follow and whine the entire time. After a few minutes of whining though, he went out to the living room by his toys.

I finished in my room and came out to check on him. My 8 year old was working on his math while Nathan told him, "Ok. I gotta go check something and then I will come back and help you. If you need anything, call me."

David said, "I didn't want him to start crying again, Mom, so I played with him for a few minutes--then I asked him to "help" me with my math."

Such sweet kids I have. :)