Yesterday was not one of my favorite days on the planet. I woke up and got 5 kids off to school. Annnnd one very late college student up to go to work. Just me and Laney and I heard a loud popping sound. I tiptoed to the laundry room, half covering my face because I thought something might blow up. How sad if my new dryer was about to explode!?! Instead, I found water dripping from multiple points in the ceiling, loudly hitting the sink in the laundry room and water flowing down the wall in 2 places. I'm not sure how long it had been doing this but long enough to bubble up the dry wall and warp the window frame. I started to panic! Turned water off and waited for the plumber. Yikes!
Only $75 later and a drying wall that maybe doesn't need to be replaced, I feel somewhat better!
But in the midst of the chaos, I started playing the movie forward. How much it was going to cost to replace the wall and ceiling, how we don't have it right now, how I would much prefer to spend "extra" money (whatever that is) on painting my bedroom that has a stripped border and Kilz stripes decorating it now....etc. All that does is give a person a migraine! And it was somewhat unnecessary. Plumbing is minor. And didn't cost the fortune I had dreamed up in my mind. Big picture, we are good. I love the sound of lots going on. Kids helping each other with homework. One doing tricks with his bike outside. Another helping her sister get her socks on without being asked. I don't even hate homework time or getting dinner ready anymore. We have found our groove. And I'm sure we will have to find it again. And again and again. But for now, we are really good. Scott and I still talk, even amidst 7 kids and 3 jobs. We laugh and still like each other. I have to keep that in perspective, so that next time something is dripping or not working, I don't lose my mind!
(Do not worry today about tomorrow....each day has enough trouble of it's own! Matt. 6:34)
Funny sidenote, last night, the kids were saying "Mom the toilet, the toilet!" and I'm like oh my gosh, again!?! I run downstairs and am pointing to the bathroom trying to figure out what they're saying. And they were saying "Mom, Twilight, Twilight....." They couldn't get the new movie to work in the DVD player! Twilight--Toilet. Same thing. Sheesh!! Language barrier much?? Just a pronunciation thing!