Thursday, March 27, 2008

Are You Kidding?

If you are follow our blog long enough you will come to grips with the fact the three chix can generate some drama. As a matter of fact, drama seems to follow us even when we are minding our own business. Take this morning for example.

This chick woke up with all kinds of plans to start the day. I was feeling good, ready for the day and excited about what was to come. Then drama.

As I was putting the kids in the bathtub, E says, "Mama there's a bug on me and it won't let go." Are you kidding? After close investigation, I realized that there was a tick sucking on my child's skin. Now I don't know if that last statement is totally accurate, but it looked like that to me. All of a sudden the plans for the morning were out the window while I called my husband and another of us chix desperately trying to get help.

Thankfully, after J came to the rescue and after several tortuous minutes of lighting matches and sticking them to the tick while simultaneously trying not burn E, we finally got it off. Although we did have to try a quick internet search on tick removal that quickly let us know that you should never try to burn a tick off with matches. So we used tweezers. And if you think you can imagine the tears and screaming, you can't.

But E happily ate the ice cream sandwich I offered her for breakfast. Since she'd been through all that trauma.

So as I start my day AGAIN, I am humbly reminded of the scripture in Proverbs 19:21- "Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand." God's purpose for me this morning was totally different than the plans in my mind. Truth be told, this happens quite a lot. I am constantly reminded that my day is not my own and that God's purposes will always prevail.

I am praying that my plans to eat chicken salad for lunch will prevail as well! NMZ you are dead to me.



Pia said...

I don't think I can handle anymore laughing. Of course it had to be the prissiest girl of the bunch.

keep the laughs coming-

Sherry said...

Had it been there since the camping trip??