For the last week and a half, Emma has eaten her dinner like an obedient, non-confrontational child. In the past this has not been her normal demeanor. See pic to the left for her normal demeanor.
The other night, Luke asked her, "Who are you and what have you done with my Emma?"
Emma without missing a beat replied, "I am the replacement."
Luke asked, "Well, where's the old Emma?"
Emma once again without hesitation and a bit of mystery/spunk in her voice said, "She is on a Mission."
Totally cracked us up. And the even better part is, whenever she starts to struggle with her attitude or wanting to be obedient, I ask her, "Are you the replacement or the old Emma?" She usually concedes to being the replacement and changes her attitude to a more positive one. Heavenly Father must have heard my "at the end of my rope" pleas! :)
Many of you think I am just an unorganized person! But oohhh there is so much more to it than that. It takes a lot of time and effort to be so proficient at procrastination. For instance, do you think I could get the timing of my child running out late to the bus every morning if I gave just a small effort at it? No! Everyone else's kids are waiting at the bus stop up to 10 minutes before the bus is scheduled to be there. That doesn't take any effort! And it uses up valuable time. HA! It takes a great deal of timing to get my child out the door at precisely the moment the rest of the kids have finished boarding. The bus is not here at exactly the same time everyday! Duh!
I have friends who make me look bad. They are crafty, motivated, energetic and full of good ideas. They constantly have FINISHED projects-something I don't even know the definition of. I think it was a great day if I got the kids dressed! So, this blog is my attempt at reverse psychology to motivate myself - or in case that fails it is a good way to gripe at them for making me look bad!