I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Friday, February 27, 2009

Some Random Thoughts


This morning I read an article in the March Ensign about preparing our families for General Conference. It was really interesting to me because that is something I think about a lot every 6 months. It is something that I really struggle with as a mother, teaching my kids about the importance of conference, and making them watch part of General Conference, and teaching them about reverence. We are so blessed to live in this day and age with all the technology to be able to watch conference from the comfort of our own homes, but it is kind of a double edged sword, because it also makes my kids not act as reverent as they do in church when they are all dressed up and sitting on a bench.
Anyway, one of the ideas given in the article was a Mom who said during conference, they made a tent to sit in and talked about during King Benjamin's time, they pitched their tents toward the temple to hear King Benjamin's address, and that we have the same opportunity during conference. Then they watched from their homemade tent and even made a picnic lunch to eat during the session (which I'm sure was also to keep them quiet for a minute). There were a lot of other good ideas, but I think that this year, we will try that one. I think the Monday before conference, we will have a family home evening to learn about King Benjamin and prepare for conference.
There were so many good ideas in the article for families of all stages. I recommend reading it!


Duct tape really does remove warts. I tried it this week, and for me that is a great discovery, because it is way cheaper to buy Duct tape than to visit a Dr's office.

We have a really great ward that really is like a family. It is one of the things we love most about Roosevelt. I have watched so many people pitch in and help a good family this week who are struggling in these tough times, and it has been a beautiful thing.

We should not be so judgemental of each other, especially in the church. Sunday, one of the speakers in Sacrament meeting said something that really struck me. He was reading a statement from Elder Oaks about how we need to prioritize what we do with our children and family activities. Then he said that this doesn't mean every family in the church should be the same. we need to prayerfully decide what is best for our families and then not judge one another in our decisions. What is best for our families, may not be the best for someone else, and really it is not our place to judge. This is something I really need to work on.

Melissa posted on her blog a few weeks ago different things that bug her. he tagged me, but i never did it, but this week I have been thinking about it. I am modifying it thought to things that bug me as a preschool teacher.
It bugs me that people take advantage of me. This week I had a mom call while I was in my morning session and leave a message saying she had an appointment in Vernal and wouldn't be back until 45 minutes late. Could I keep her little girl til then. Well I didn't get the message in time to call her back, so I was stuck. And, she showed up 2 hours after school was over. After school, I want to be my kids mom, not your free sitter.
It bugs me that people don't read the information sent home, and then get mad at me because they didn't know.
It bugs me when people bring their kids to school 20 minutes early and pick them up 15 minutes late. I do have a life outside of preschool.
It bugs me when I have to chase down payments. I don't charge a lot for preschool, but I would like to get paid. Would you not pay your other bills until somebody bugged you? I hope not.

Those are my rambling Friday thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. I love the tent idea for conference. I am going to have to read that article.
    I don't do preschool, but I have got kids pawned on me plenty of times. That would totally bug me. I totally understand the payment thing. My sons preschool teacher started charging a late fee after the 15th because of that problem. Hope you have a relaxing weekend.