Friday, November 2, 2007

Queen for a moment

"Children are a gift from God"
Psalm 127:3

Most of the times I have to remember this verse to be nice to my kids when they do something they are not supposed to. Or when they break things that aren't theirs. But yesterday I saw it for what it was.

The boys were playing very well with each other. I thought some aliens had replaced them with these nice, caring and sharing boys, but they were actually the real boys that I gave birth to. They were playing walk the dog. Noah has a stuffed dog named Juneo who is a small beanie dog. Isaac has a stuffed boxer dog that is of medium size. They had "collars" made of string and whatever they could make into strings and these "collars" were tied to the dogs and they were "walking" or dragging these dogs around the house. Of course, it also had to do with what they were dressed up as and what they were using as dog houses, but at least they were using their imagination and being nice during the process. Anyway, I just wanted to bottle up their innocence at that time.

I always thank God for my children, but I guess I don't do it enough. I know I don't do it for the right reasons but I know that God knows my true feelings. So whether your kids do the right thing all the time or mess up every now and then, just remember that they are God's gift to us.

I like to go grocery shopping by myself. Not that I don't love my children, but they pick at each other and use the merchandise at the store as a weapon. Doesn't matter if it's a can of green beans or a bag of rice, it's a weapon. I also don't want Noah to use the bags of chips as a trampoline. So I'd rather go alone.

The only time I can go alone is in the wee hours of the morning or late at night. I prefer the wee hours of the morning, that way I can treat myself to a bacon egg and cheese biscuit from Braum's afterwards. Yum!!!!

So yesterday morning I went to my favorite place in the world. Wally world. It's the only place in town open at 6am. It wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. Of course, I'm just excited that I'm alone. I know, that's sad when you can be excited to go grocery shopping, but you've got to take it when you can get it. I got all my shopping done quickly and even had a little time to look at some of the Halloween stuff they were marking down.

But the best part was when I went down the frozen food aisles. If you ever want to feel "special", go down the frozen food aisles. Start at the end that has cases on either side of you, but make sure there is no one else down that aisle because that will just ruin the whole effect. Anyway, walk slow and pretend you are the queen and the food in the cases are the people cheering you on. As you walk ever so slowly (because you are the queen and you don't want to fall and make a fool of yourself) the lights in the cases turn on as you walk in front of them. Keep doing that up and down the aisle and wave from side to side as you walk or prance, or even dance. "Special" you will feel, but the clerks will think you need some serious help.

And if you are really lucky, you won't run into anyone that knows you and will once and for all truly believe that you are psycho.


Julian said...


BARBB said...

Laura Laura Laura..haha..well one correction I have to make..only because my husband is the MANAGER at HOMELAND..they do open at 6 and are very happy to see you that one morning..mix it up a bit and go to HOmeland..the lights stay on all times for all queens! haha..:)

jill said...

That is so hilarious. that sounds like something I would love you.