Me: Annabel, don't pick on that scab.
AB: NO! STHOPB! ITHBS MINESTH!
Laine: Moooooommmmm...why did Annabel eat all the cucummmbeeerrrrrsssss?????
Me: I am sorry, Laine. Those are her favorite snack.
Laine (for the next 45 minutes): Annnaaaaabbbbeeeeelllll, wwwhhhhyyyyyyy diiiiiiiiid yyyyyooooouuuuu eeeeaaaattt aaaalllll ttthhhheeeeeee cuuuuuucuuuummmmbbbbeeeerrrrrsssss.
Laine: Buuuuuuuutttt, ttthhhhhheeeeeeyyyyyy aaaaaaarrrrreeeee mmmmmmiiiinnnnnneeeee.
(Sound of all the air leaving the universe and I refrain from hulking out on him)
Ollie: Giggle. (Pulls out all the toilet paper)
Me: No, honey...(moves baby out of the bathroom)
So, sometimes I totally fail. Sometimes my kids are stinkers. Sometimes I just want to quit.
But, then God whispers in my ear that God is not found in the organization of my home or the doneness of my laundry or the behavior of my kids: God is in the stillness.
So, let's do stillness first! Let's freeze our bodies before we begin each day because quiet may never come.