Sunday, March 29, 2009

Going into battle!


Well today was the first day I had to go to church all by myself! Yeah I know, whiner! But I've been really nervous. In our old ward we gratefully had my mom to play with and help with Merik during sacrament meeting but in our new ward it literally takes everything out of both Pat and I to keep Merik under control and not screaming and to keep Karma-who's nap time is during the meeting, from melting down. So today as a single mom I marched into battle backpack in tow but with a secret weapon, a new mr. potatoe head! Thanks to the many prayers of Pat I'm sure, it worked and we actually made it through all of church! I am so grateful that we did it one, and two that its over!

This week was a typical busy week! Not much to report, but Merik did get his first spanking! He ran out into the middle of the street, so there it was a valid spanking, but I don't know if my neighbors who I'm sure saw the new crazy lady beat her little boy in the road would agree. Don't you love kids?

7 comments:

maugers said...

Yes, I think that is a valid spanking. I flip out when my kids do something that dangerous...I've never spanked them, but just because I'm not fast enough :) And congrats on going church alone! I have only had to do it a handful of times and it's no fun.

Sharee said...

That is SO funny, I have had the same thoughts with Kyla. She gets a spankin when she runs into the street (which happens OFTEN) and I always think - "What if the neighbors report me to child services or something." Sad that it is the first thing that comes to my mind... Great job at church, I may have to steal that idea. Kyla is an absolute NIGHTMARE and we'll be adding another one on top it soon. I've only done it without Brandon, like twice, and I felt like I came home with ulcers... AHHH!

O'Neil Family said...

Yeah, they have to learn somehow. Little Jacob got his first spanking last week. Dad was holding him while I was trying to make dinner, and Jake squeezed his face with his fingernails once, and got a scolding, and then he did it again--knocking his dad's glasses off in the process--and got his first spanking. You could see the shock on his face, and he cried, but he had to learn that you can't try to beat up daddy.

Kudos on church, and I'm glad it went so well. I don't know if I could do it alone!

the zeltner family said...

hmmm, why dont you come to MY ward, and then you can have 3! i totally sympathize- it is nearly impossible... i have to have an army of people to help me, i cant even get them in and out of the building without help! and, to top it off, for the third month in a row- chris is STILL working sundays... yay for me!!!

O'Neil Family said...

Wow, I LOVE the new layout! I'm not very good at actually manipulating the blogger thing. I should take more time to learn how to use it. I like seeing what you've done with it. But then, remembering how creative you were with your apartments and seeing pictures of the new house (paint and all), I'm not surprised. Some people just have the touch, and you're one of them, lucky you!

ERK and MRK said...

You're so funny! You are a darling mother, we miss you guys!!!

Lauren said...

at least we get to sit together this sunday! yeah for having "single" mom friends!!