Willful blindness.

There are times (like last night) where I pretend that I don’t know the boys are breaking the rules.

In my house the kids are not allowed to jump on the couch. Couches are for sitting not jumping. So as I made dinner last night I peeked around the corner only to see Lucas and Eli jumping off the back of the couch onto the floor and using it as a punching bag. Every time I’d walk into the room they’d scurry to sit on their bottoms and act like little angels. They really do want to please me.

It’s just not worth it to “break” them all the time. They are kids and every now and then I just turn a blind eye and let them be kids, and that feels good.

You’ve got Moxie.

Someone once told me that the thing he liked best about me is that I have Moxie.

I didn’t really like this guy, but for some reason I always remember this as a compliment.

Recently I was layed off. Now, while I did volunteer for this (as it was inevitable anyway)and while I did it for all of the right reasons and hopefully to save the job of someone who needed it much more than I, I sit (washing bottles, clothes, driving my husband crazy with all my ideas about his business) and struggle with my worth.

Will I still have my Moxie? Will I still have my value?

Moxie is defined as:
The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.

Aggressive energy; initiative: “Her prose has moxie.”

Skill; know-how.

Will I know how to have the Moxie to raise my family? Will I have the “The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.”?

This is where my priority’s are, this is where I should be.

God, save my MOXIE!

The thing about boys.

Making my nightly rounds, I found Lucas completly naked curled up on his bed. Hmmm, that is strange. I thought, but i just grabbed a new set of PJs and put them on him pulled up his covers and kissed him on the head.

THEN, I went into the bathroom. Yep, that’s right that is pee –> on that there toilet seat, in fact, there was pee all over the floor along with the estranged PJs.

Guess I should be happy he tried to make it to the toilet and I don’t have to change an entire bed!

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