Sometimes blogging seems a little daunting. The excitement is over, we are home with the kids, life is hard, we screw up ALL THE TIME, it’s embarrassing, but then I remember that I wait anxiously for my friends to blog. Why do I care? Why do I read? Because I care about these people, I am curious, because a little bit of honesty can go a long way, because you never know when a word written might be one I needed to hear…so I write. I will write small stories, little lessons, ridiculous moments, failures, successes & all the in-between. And remind myself that if people don’t care, they don’t have to read.
So, there is no easy way to put this…Darth eats like a cow. Her mouth is a constant parade of food already chewed & it is disgusting. It might be the reason that when we assigned seats at the dinner table I put her by Papi & not myself.
So tonight I decided that this would be the day that she learns to chew with her mouth closed. So in went a bite of bean burrito & the smacking began with Mami yelling in the background, “cierra la boca” & “masticar con la boca cerrada” (in English: “close your mouth” & “chew with your mouth closed”). I would say, “look at Mami” as I held my lips together while I imitated chewing. I asked my older kids am I saying it wrong, “nope Mami that is right”. 30 minutes later…there we sit. These are the faces that I am getting…
The little rascal, clearly won this battle. Needless to say we still have a long way to go & a lot of patience to incur.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Thankful for the daily joy God gives us, for the forgiveness that we are met with daily, and for silliness…
At the dinnermesa,