Sometimes it’s those little things I forget to appreciate. Here are three favorites from this weekend.
After an unfortunate splatter incident with my last boxed hair dye, I headed to a discount salon on Saturday to get rid of my massive amounts of gray. I know some wonderful people who are hairstylists. The lady who did my hair this day was not attempting to be wonderful.
I made great efforts to converse. She was not in the mood, though she did take the time to inform me, “Your hair sheds, a lot. Good thing you have a ton of it.”
Thankfully, it turned out gloriously not gray! I smiled and gave her a nice tip. Truthfully, if she would have turned my hair green, I still would have just smiled and given her a nice tip. It’s a disease.
The best part: Evie gave me posing directions and took my picture. I know what you’re thinking–I should have been a model.
As I recently mentioned here, church is a struggle for us. The main hour-long meeting is attended by the whole family, and we have NEVER made it through without having to take one or all children into the hall. I’ve written about an exceptionally memorable church day before, but yesterday was different. My kids were…how do I say it…GOOD!
Though not perfect. They all jumped around in their seats like little puppies. Mase and Evie also took off (without permission) to get a drink at least five times. Dax threw Cookie Crisp at people. And Dani smuggled some dum-dum suckers into the meeting, which caused a sibling ruckus!
But we made it through the entire meeting without having to take any kids out. No excessive screaming, hitting, biting, or potty accidents.
I’m sure the family behind me thought I was joking when I told them, “This was our most reverent church day ever!”
Finally, some pictures from my front yard. I hardly pay attention to my flowers most days. I’m too busy trying to ignore the weeds. But one little chrysanthemum demanded I take notice.
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Not letting the little things pass me by.