Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday Morning

Wake up: 6:45 a.m.
Time before church: 4 hours, 15 minutes

(Cook breakfast, clean breakfast, play with girls, dance to Michael Jackson, dress girls (repeatedly), brush girls' teeth, get girls' coats and shoes on, watch Berit strip down because of impending poop, load diaper bag for Marta, help Berit put pull-up on, send Marta and Trevor to church, take pull-up off now non-poop-minded Berit, re-dress Berit, have deep discussion initiated by Berit ("Do you love me when I'm crying? Do you love me when my clothes aren't beautiful? Do you love me when I'm whining? Do you love me when I'm beautiful?"), have second deep discussion initiated by Berit ("Are all strangers bad?"), un-dress Berit who needs to pee, re-dress Berit, brush own teeth, hair, wash own face, dress self, help Berit pack bag of small toys for car and church, search for checkbook for collection, give up realizing we're going to miss collection, load Berit in car, wait as she buckles herself.... wait... wait... leave for church.)

Current time: 10:35 a.m.
Time before church: -35 minutes

Open door to gathering space, where Trevor will be sitting with Marta because she can't handle the quiet respectability of church, and there they are, climbing the stairs and coming back down repeatedly.

Take girls upstairs and get settled just in time to read to Marta while the rest of church offers peace and takes communion. Marta says, "Tired girl. Marta's house."

Leave church at 10:45 a.m.

1 comment:

Kallie said...

Too funny-love it! What we do for our little critters, least you made it to church Sunday-we didn't even make it that far...