“I’ll be there in a minute!” What a classic response for “I really don’t want to do what you’re asking me to do!”
I remember using that response a lot when we would get a new video game system for Christmas. Anything my Mom asked me or my brother to do, besides being glued to that TV, was not going to happen. Even if it was to eat dinner, we would be so consumed by that old-school Nintendo or the Sega game that we just could not and would not peel ourselves away. I’m sure it drove my poor Mom nuts.
My favorite age that a kid goes through are those Pre-K/Kindergarten years. Kids at that age are brilliant. They are still so small, but can come up with the most off-the-wall things sometimes. I teach the pre-school class at OneLife every Sunday which means I hear the most hilarious things.
One Sunday, one of the pre-schoolers in my class looked at me from across the room while he was playing with a truck, and told me “Miss Harrison, I OWN this church!”. I kind of laughed, and so did the other teacher, but he was dead serious. And the more the other teacher and I asked him what he meant by that, the more serious he got about his answer, which made us laugh even more.
Think back to when you were first married. And the day that you got home from your honeymoon and the wedding was over, the reception was over, and you were finally home with your spouse. And the celebration of your big day was now turned into the reality of starting your lives. Were you overwhelmed, relieved, excited?
After we left our wedding reception, we had some awesome friends and family who took tuxes back to the tux store, took rentals back to the event rental store, and delivered our wedding gifts to our house. And the presents were out of control! Don’t get me wrong, we were so thankful for them, but they literally filled up an entire bedroom!
Martha Stewart. That is one lady that I think could serve dinner out of trashcans and still make it look elegant. I love watching her show, but I can only watch it every now and then. Because it’s so easy to think you can do all of her little crafty, do-it-yourself projects when you’re watching her do it. But then you try to do it yourself and it looks nothing like her example.
And I’m not naïve. I know that she has all of her assistants to help her with those things. But one time I watched her fold a king size fitted sheet. And when she got finished, it looked like she should have framed the thing it was so perfect. There were corners to it. It wasn’t even wrinkled when she got done with it, yet while she was in the process of folding it, it was wrinkled! She worked some serious magic on that thing. It looked much better than any flat sheet I have ever folded!