My son is two going on 16. He already has the attitude and bossiness and he has proven in the past couple days he is my son. He is a little smartass. My favorite was at my sister's expense. He was playing with her hair clip and she asked for it back. He said "ok" and proceeded to leave the room with it. He comes back in walkes up to her and says "You can have it if you find it, HaHaHa." I was dying. Yesterday he put me in timeout. He got in trouble for playing in a closet. I told him to get out of there and started counting. So I go in my room to change my sheets and he tells me, "Mommy, get out of there. 1,2,3 Mommy go to timeout." I was laughing so hard I had tears rolling down my face. I went to timeout till he realized I had to change the sheets so he could watch his movie. The kid is growing up to fast.
The Hellion came home again today! Woohoo! I couldn't be happier. Well I could be if he hadn't lived up to his name within five minutes of setting foot inside the house. His Nini wasn't here, she was out running errands. He lost it. Started screaming he wanted his Nini NOW! It was actually kind of funny. He got timeout and finally apologized for yelling at mommy. Nini came home and he has mostly been golden. Didn't want to eat dinner, no real surprise there. He fought me for a sec, but once I put him in a chair with food in front of him he ate most of it. Now he wants to go swimming, but he has to go to bed early tonight since he didn't get a nap. Hopefully he will pass out quickly. I am so happy he is home!!
I am not an authority on the bible. I have read it and done plenty of bible studies. I even took classes on it in college. I do have a religion degree and for a long time I considered myself a Christian. Lately I have re-thought that position. Anyway that is just background for what is my OPINION. It is not even a fully formed opinion. A post on MM really got me thinking and I wanted to post some thoughts I had and get others opinions on it.
It seems like the Old Testament God and the New Testament God are two different Gods. They have different attitudes, different paths and different ways they communicate. The old testament God is jealous and vengeful and full of anger. He is like a little kid who has to have his way or he throws a fit. He wants all the attention and praise and woe unto anyone who doesn't follow his directions EXACTLY. His temper tantrums are legendary and even innocents get caught in the crossfire. He is very hands on and has to be in everybodies business. The new testament God is much more laid back, more in control of his emotions. He is more loving and giving instead of angry and demanding. He lets people make mistakes and gently shows them the correct way. He has more confidence in himself and his creation.
It seems like either it is two seperate gods or God grew up from the Old to the New. Maybe having a child settled him.
I wonder if anyone takes responsibility for their actions anymore. I can't tell you the last time I heard, "it's my fault and I'm sorry". I don't know the last time I said it for that matter. Everyone always has an excuse or someone to blame their problems on. If is as small as, "I was late to work because of traffic." Or as big as, "It's my parents fault I killed that kid." We blame the teachers for our kids failing classes and the parents for everything else. We all need to readjust our thinking. We need to take responsibility for our actions, big and small. Start by apologizing without offering a gazillion excuses along with it. Work up to fixing your mistakes and not repeating them. Teach your children to do the same. Not everything is your fault but be accountable for what is.
I wrote this a month or so ago while at work. I had heard about ten different excuses that day for why a project didn't get done on time and I got annoyed. This is a little harsh, reading it now, but I still think it is a good post. We do need to take more responsibility for our actions and stop blaming the rest of society for our screw ups.
The Hellion is with his father for another week. He has been gone a week already and I miss him with every fiber of my being. I want to drive up there and demand they give him back to me. Alas he loves his dad and while his dad is an ass he is also a great father. So instead I spend time quoting Hellion phrases with my family. "Carry my up" is one of my favorites. I am going to cry the day he says pick me up instead. "Come show me" is another good one. He really means come look or come let me show you. It is cute and sweet and every time I say it or someone else does I can hear his little voice in my head. "Mommy come on" with his huge southern accent he picks up from his dad. I miss my baby and I want him back now. I will just have to settle for talking to him on the phone.
It has been almost a month since I last blogged. That is a long ass time. I feel as if I have been neglecting my duties. I will have to make up for it somehow. Unfortunately real life has been getting in the way of my online life. Sad, I know. All kinds of things have been going on. Nothing truly interesting or exciting though. Sorry to disappoint. I don't really have a point to this blog, just wanted to apologize for neglecting my poor lonely blog.