It just hit me


My “babysitters” will be gone tomorrow.  <insert screeching halt sound>

I have enjoyed some flexibility in the house this summer with my ever-present 8 and 6-year-old.  Tomorrow it is “Just the Two of Us”.  Rhett and I versus the world from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  No more can you watch Rhett while I _____________, no more I just have a quick MOPS call to make can you play trucks, and no more I will be right back and escape to the laundry room by myself.  WOW!

A rude awakening is coming towards me tomorrow.  Please don’t think I don’t enjoy my darling daring 2-year-old.  But he is a destroy and conquer kind of personality.  Folding laundry is a joke.  He stomps through my piles laughing all the way.  If I am cleaning toilets he tries to help by trying to use his blanket to wipe off the sides of it.  (AHHHHH) Last example, if I am unloading the dishwasher he still tries to stand on the open door and bounce.  Seriously kiddo!!

So since I had this revelation early in my day.  I headed upstairs at 8:30 am to clean everything possible.  You would think the Queen of England was coming over later today.  I have dusted, swept, washed  mirrors, scrubbed toilets, hung up all laundry I could find and straightened all 4 rooms and vacuumed.  Oh and scrubbed the showers and bathtubs.  I was a woman possessed.  I finally emerged and came downstairs to blog real quick before I had to get back to reality of 3 kids on the last day before school starts.

The big kids will be relieved and my little one will feel gypped when they head for the hills to play upstairs sans him!

The rest of the day will be focused on the kids and tomorrow I will tackle the main floor… well maybe the next few days since Rhett will be my big helper.

If you are revving up for a school year starting, what are you cramming in?  I chose cleaning!!


About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

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