Tuesday, 15 January 2008

What About Me??

I get up every morning at 6am and don't have to talk to or see anyone or smell anyones morning breath till 7. I NEED that.
This morning our 3 year old started knocking on his door at 6:30. He knocks because it's better than banging his head on the wall. (small steps here).
Instantly I'm mad. Really mad. This was my time.
As I headed to the stairs with a murderous heart something happened.......something very "not me like."
I pictured a little boy standing on the other side of the door in his footy pajamas expecting me to come. He didn't know it was only 6:30. He only knew he was awake and he wanted his momma. I could open the door and be angry and make him get back in bed. His day would start with me getting my way (good for me) and him knowing he had done something wrong.
In a second, all my rights (and I really do deserve a little time) seemed to evaporate and I opened the door, smiled and hugged him, damp diaper and all.

It was a good morning for both of us.


jewlsntexas said...

Aw -
I understand - I asked for some "me" time from my family last night and suddenly they all seemed to come out of the woodwork and be high maintenance! Geesh. How does that happen?
Evidently there is something we're supposed to learn.

Perri said...

Good for you. I'm sure God sent you that image.

Kathie said...

Ok this got me choked up, which doesn't happen much. I think I need to think about this for awhile. I'm really guilty about being very possessive over "my" time to the point of being really not very nice, yes I get really nasty with horns and a red face. So what am I teaching my kids???

Emily said...

Man, the Holy Spirit NEVER kicks us in the butt. (don't I have a way w/ words?)

The Holy Spirit gives us those awesome nudges.

And your little guy benefited.

all is well.

Anonymous said...

I get up ridiculously early each morning for that exact reason - and have experienced similar scenarios - with both outcomes - the cranky angry how dare you infringe upon my time Mo m and the loving lets put someone else before me Mom. Definitely like the second one way better. You described it perfectly.

deana said...

thanks for stopping at my blog...i've tried to leave comments before but they seem to disappear. I love reading your posts, they are ones that make me stop.......like this one.....wow! quite an eye opener as to how i handle things with my kids......God works in mysterious ways doesn't HE