Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Two Out of Four Cookies...

First of all, I take no stock in the messages found inside fortune cookies.  Nonetheless, I thought I'd share the following experience with you.  The other day, we had lunch at a Chinese restaurant.  At the end of our meal, instead of getting our usual "3" cookie allotment; the waitress gave us "4".  Karis was included in the cookie count.  How exciting!  She's getting to be such a big girl that she now gets her own fortune cookie.  I picked up the first one and declared, "This is Karis' fortune cookie."  It said,
Her daddy and I laughed at the appropriateness of the message.  Just the night before, we had tried to feed her a couple of different food items, but were met each time with a distinctly turned head and the adamant response of, "Uh- uh!" (interpretation:  I'm NOT eating that!).  She's a girl who knows what she wants and doesn't want!

Next, came Mommy's cookie.  It said,
This seems to be a recurring theme in my life right now!

Today, I found beauty in~
  • dancing in the living room with my girls,
  • the tiger lillies blooming in my front yard, and
  • Gracie's original artwork consisting of scrap paper, colorful pom poms and mounds of glue. 
What ordinary things were beautiful to you?
Oh, and in case you are wondering~the other two fortune cookies were pretty bizarre-o.  There was a riddle about life and a german proverb about trees not touching the sky.  :)
One more thing~ lest you think that I live in this ideal world, where all is constant happy reflection...On the day I wrote this post, I didn't get dressed til well after noon AND I had to put my big girl in time out shortly after our dance session because she absolutely threw a major fit when I didn't do what she wanted me to do when she wanted me to do it!  Ha Ha!  I love being a MOMMA!

1 comment:

  1. Love how you are "real" but see the beauty in the small things. We may remember having to discipline our kiddos however they are going to remember the dancing in the living room with mom in pj's:) Sometimes I forget that especially on days where I felt like a horrible mom for all the "disciplining" I have to do. I pray that my kiddos remember the fun ordinary times we have together.