I got a lot done this week. Got our taxes together. Got all caught up on the ironing for probably the first time in 3-4 years. Got the house relatively clean. Got the whites folded today right when they came out of the dryer. Read a really good book. Got to the gym as many times as I wanted.
Most importantly, I learned two very important lessons. One: fasting works. And two: you shouldn't make decisions when you are climbing a mountain. I learned that listening to an interview with two prominent Church leaders and marathon runners. Profound, I tell you. Consider all the ways that applies to your life right now. Let me say that again:
You shouldn't make decisions when you are climbing a mountain.
Lest you think the week was totally awesome. My 3-year old is currently screaming in his room because he got left behind when daddy and brother went to the elementary school carnival this evening. I asked the boys to clean their rooms. One brother obeyed, the little one didn't. So he didn't get to go.
G thinks I'm super mean and keeps telling me he wants to start spoiling our kids because he's tired of disappointing them and making them cry. I don't think it's mean at all. I think parents that spoil their kids are mean because they set their kids up to be the frustrating adults I keep running across.
When G gets home from the carnival I'm going to tell him he can't make any parenting decisions (including changing our designated parenting course) when climbing a mountain. And teaching our baby how to clean up after himself is definitely going to be like climbing a mountain.
Postedit: I just put Sambo to bed. He prayed that he could make his family happy and clean up his room. I think he learned a valuable lesson too this week.