Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Houseful of kids today, I pray for the peace and simplicity of playing children.

Today I will have a houseful of kids, Cubbie, Curious, Cartoons, Second and after pre-school Boy , I think that is the tally we will see, so a busy morning.  It will be a loud morning of little girls playing, Cartoons sits and watches his cartoons and rarely makes a peep but sometime he joins in.  They vary in age from mid two to five so a good range of attention spans. They all communicate well regardless of the extend of their verbal skills, all know what the other is saying so it is fun to watch them interact.  I rarely have to break up a fight, but it does happen, generally they squabble a little and one or the other gives in so no serious altercations.  I don't let them bully each other,  Nothing worse than a bully, but a true natural bully rarely exists, they are usually made.   If an altercation occurs that Nannie has to fix both combatants get one of Nannie's loooong talks, no one wants to have a second long talk with Nannie; she asks questions and expects answers of why the behavior occurred again.  Nannie can be a big task master for a toddler,  can you imagine having to pick up all the toys, by yourself, for punishment or fate of all fates having to stand in the corner and not even get to watch the fun the others are having.  Nope not many disagreements at Nannie's, she might even correct you when Mom and Dad are there and that would be horrible.

I hope for the peace of being allowed to be left alone, and live ours lives in peace, comes today.  Yesterday was nice, but for the nasty little comments on my blog, all would have been lovely, spam is such a nice button. Poppie and I burned, raked, hid from the rain, and enjoyed the fall weather.  Lovely sunshine and pouring rain with moments of mist and drizzle.  Mokie, the kids and I played in the goat pen with the goaties.  The two new goats run when Saddie Sue chases them, so of course, she chases them to her hearts content.  The other goats look on with, what I think is, mirth in their eyes.  They stand and chew their cuds as if the shake their heads.  Yogie and I feed the little piggies threw the wall of their pen, their is a hole where we hand the grain through to their feed dish so we don't have to crawl over the fence and let the naughty grain eating goats in.  We have to tip the bucket a little and a tiny bit falls on the ground, so the two Queen goats, Cleo and Lilly, fight over who will get the tiny bit of barley, but no more invasions into the pen that scares the little piglets.  There is no grain in the outer pen of the piglet pen so no more incentive for the Queens to jump in and have to be gotten out.  We built the pig pen in the middle of the goat pen on purpose, so that if they get out they are in the goat pen and not really out, a little more work with the goats but so nice not to have them really out in the open and not in a pen.

The girls are getting their cereal with laughter so a nice morning of no grumpisaurous's, some days their is growling in my kitchen from the beast but he did not appear today, a nice thing.  Coffee to drink, the warmth of a fire to take in and the melody of little girls eating and chatting..... tomorrow.


  1. its nice you are able to see the positive in a negative hateful situation.

  2. Nannie, Someone needs to end this spiritual battle -- why not be that hero for the community & Jesus sake?

    What an awesome God we serve --
    With this little word- AS --

    Our Heavenly Father allows each of us to set our own standard of measure on how He will judge us in the various situations that come into our life--
    (be they the storms of life or times of testing of our faith).

    Matthew 6:12
    And forgive us our debts (sins, transgressions, trespasses), AS we also have forgiven our debtors.

    Colossians 3:13
    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive AS the Lord forgave you.

    Ephesians 4:32
    Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just AS God in Christ also has forgiven you.

    Luke 6:31
    Do to others AS you would have them do to you.

    AS-- a small but exceedingly powerful word--

    Now that I think of it--
    IF is another small but powerful word at work in the Holy Scriptures when seeking God’s grace and mercy.

    Matthew 6:14
    For IF you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

    1 John 1:8-10
    8 IF we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
    9 IF we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
    10 IF we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.


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