Even in this mood the kids still crack me up. Orion said to me, "Hey mom, can I please have a drum set and three back up dancers so we can make some money to go on a cruise? Please?" That boy is going to be a business man when he grows up. Every few days he has a new idea of a business he wants to start. "Happy Burgers" "Lemonade Stand" "Make bullets and sell them at a garage sale" (I have no idea where that one came from!) "Learn a talent and go to America's got talent" "Make a stand and collect $1 from everyone who comes to Danica's birthday party" Where does this boy come up with these things?
I'm so glad that is how he thinks though. Rarely do I hear "Hey mom will you buy me this". We get the request for such and such for his birthday or Christmas but aside from that he seems to realize you have to work to get what you want. That makes me so proud and at the same time sad. I know it shouldn't be sad but I have a desire in me to spoil my children and it sucks that I can't stretch the mighty dollar further sometimes and buy them everything their little heads dream up.
I'm beginning to read the Purpose Driven Life again. I read it years ago all in one sitting and it's really more of a book to sit and ponder than rush through. I'm going to enjoy it this time and really contemplate it...really! Of course, I don't think this is the book with all the answers (I have three of those Books next to me) but I really enjoy another's Biblical perspective on how to live life well and to the fullest. That's what it's all about right? You only get one of these go rounds down here on earth, might as well make it absolutely grand, eh?