August 15, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to do something you don't like doing with someone who does like doing it.  The main idea was to say yes to those things you usually say no to.  Rex has a serious addiction to Icees/Slurpees.  Well, he had one probably a month or two ago and thought they were the best thing ever which means he has begged for one on a daily hourly basis ever since.  So, we headed down to Burger King to get one.  (Did you know they have Icees there?  Better then going into the Seven Eleven for a Slurpee in my opinion.)  

Then we headed to the grocery store that has those little carts.  I know I sound like a mean mom, but I hate those little carts.  I become a traffic director all through the store and I risk losing my ankles as the boys follow me too closely with their carts.  I let them use the carts and pick out a couple fun items as well.  Can you tell how much they like these carts?  

(Sidenote: I also let Rex dress himself without making him change his clothes when I didn't like the outfit.  He'll pick a green shirt (that's an in-your-face-character-shirt) and a different shade of green shorts because he says they are both green and so they match.  I figure it's good to let him pick and it really doesn't matter in the long run.)

This week's challenge is to find someone who is struggling and find a way to help.  In a church meeting a while back an idea was shared that stuck with me.  If someone is drowning, you don't stand on the side and ask if they want help.  You jump in.  This week's challenge is to jump in.  Find someone who needs help.  If you can't find someone, you might not be looking hard enough.  Life is hard and there are a lot of people struggling.  We just don't always look closely enough to realize it.

So, did anyone take last week's challenge?  Let's hear about it.  Thanks for reading!

- I just guest posted HERE on Binkies and Briefcases.  Stephanie asked me to share some ideas about how I handle mommy school and teaching children.  It's my list of 5 things that help us with Mommy School.


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