Monday, May 10, 2010
My Mothers day was certainly a day! I got many wonderful hand made gifts from the children - a bracelet coupons, stories, pictures, cards, etc. I also got a necklaced that the boys picked out and a huge chocolate bar that I got to share with the kids. Maddi and Makenna made me a flower corsage out of napkins that I got to wear to church. Michael didn't have meetings until 8 am so I didn't have to wake up to the alarm. That was nice. We got to church without too much excitement. When we got to church I realied Zeke looke like Alfalfa off the Little Rascals and I had to take him to the bathroom to smooth his hair down. Maddi's hair was a mess so I had to send her to the car to get a hair band so I could finger comb and braid her hair. Everyone was supposedly starving before church ever started so the whining began. I had to take Olivia out of sacrament twice while she screamed and threw a fit. I had to threaten Makenna with her life if she didn't stop being mean and poopy. The children sang some lovely songs which I enjoyed. Primary was just as crazy. I was the only teacher in there and some of the kids were being quite obnoxious so I had to try to stop them and keep the reverence. One of these days I am just going to leave too. All the teachers are supposed to ome into singing and sharing time with their classes. Unfortunately that doesn't happen and more often than not I am the only one in there. It's very frustrating to me. I deal with my own kids during sacrament and then I have my class and I have some very hard children in there to deal with and then I have to go and deal with ALL the kids without much help at all. Don't get me wrong, I love the kids I work with but some days it is ovewhelming and Sunday was one of those days. Anyways, after church I was asked to stay after a little bit and help the young women learn a new song. We went home, had lunch and Michael came home soon after that. Olivia continued to throw fits. The kids spent the day fighting with each other. I didn't get my beloved nap. I did play a card game with Maddi and talk to my parents on the phone. Michael made dinner, with Olivia's help. We had steaks cooked on the grill and mac&cheese. For dessert we had cupcakes. So the day was filled with ups and downs and there was no doubt in my mind when I went to bed last night that I was the mother of 6 children! Despite the fighting and fits that took place, it was a special day in which the children did try to show they loved me. Zeke drew a picture of me and him holding hands, Makenna offered to make my sandwich at lunch, there was an "I love you" note on my plate at supper and I got in some extra cuddling. I love my children and I am thankful for the way they each bless my life. They are each a special miracle to me and they brng me closer to God and allow me to feel true love and joy.