Sunday, February 28, 2010

I wasn't going to go to church today.
I didn't feel super good this weekend, and Cache and Nay were up late(Eating late night Tamales at Marta's).  Devin has National Board reviews, so early morning church, alone with two tired crankies and a tummy ache... seemed a bit pointless to me.  When Cache and Nay are tired in church they don't sleep on my lap like others. They start throwing things: hymn books,toys, themselves and punches.  They were both born with an incredible right hook. 
 I felt good about my decision.
But inevitably this morning, as I lay in bed, happy with the out look of the day. In to my head popped the faces of several good friends, who are single moms.  They have many more responsibilities and children than I do, and they are always, always, at church. 
Darn you good examples.
I went to Church...
  • In sacrament meeting I looked over and saw two bare feet.  After scolding: "Cache where are your boots? Where are your socks?  Cache shrugged his shoulders and pulled out an extra pair of underwear out of his pocket.  ??? I still don't know where his socks went. 
  • Naomi got her head stuck in a chair and I couldn't get it out.  Nice accompaniment to the Young women singing: "Be still my soul."  Also a lovely bruise left on her head from trying to get her out.
  •  Naomi layed down spread eagle in front of the door to the chapel as everyone was filing into the other wards sacrament meeting... very much in everyone's way.  But in her mind they were in her way and glared gave everyone the stinker face, and tried to kick or hit anyone that stepped over her.
  • We spent the last two hours of church just roaming the halls, and trying to block out the ever lingering thought: "Why did I come to church today?" 
  • Then Naomi pulled my skirt down to my knees....  I think the only person that might have saw was Trent.  OH well, we're sorta family right?  Not really.. we'll pretend. aaaah.  

I'm glad I went to church.  There is always, a hidden blessing.
The blessing from today is that in 20 years I remember days like today and enjoy 
sitting through quiet church that much more... 
actually I imagine I'll miss it.


Getting stuck places is becoming Naomi's new favorite pastime...
I think I need to invest in some more Vaseline.
         
                         Naptime...

11 comments:

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

I so have the giggles after reading this post. Amie, you are amazing. I don't know if I would have acted on the thought to go to church. You'll be blessed. Did Naomi really get your skirt? Oh my, I'm sure I would have cried. I love the picture of her. K, as usual, now I'm crying because I miss you.

Trent and Daniele said...

Amie I'm glad you came to church today, because I got to talk to you. Trent was by me when I was looking at your blog, and he said he didn't see that event, so your safe!! Ha Ha Ha that was funny. You are such a good person and I'm glad that we are friends!!

Sara said...

Wow! What a day, Amie! Those are the days that naptime and bedtime can never come fast enough. That's awesome you stuck it out. I so hope you guys come to Boise! Call me sometime!

Cher said...

That little squishy girl getting stuck in everything makes me laugh! Her tears below are so cute and her pouty lip, ahhhhh! What a fun girl, I am sure she will only get more and more entertaining as the years go by:) Wish we could see you guys!

Kara and Chant said...

I was so proud of you and Summer yesterday. I was in the same boat (husbundless) but I had my mom. It is hard to do it by yourself! But thank you for being a good example for me. Next Sunday when I will be alone again I won't even debate about whether to go or not because I will think about you. If Amie can do it so can I! Thanks Amie!

Zana said...

I admit, I don't think choatic busy Sundays will be missed by me when I'm an old geezer. But I do know this...I'll sure be grateful I had them. (b/c it's so much more fun to observe with just a touch of empathy :]

Zana said...

one more thing...

where did you get the kitty jammies?? Amelia is addicted to 'meow meows'

natsprat said...

I promise you, you will miss them. We sat today @ church with the five of us (bruce was in another ward speaking) and three teenage friends whose parents were out of town. It was quiet to say the least. We did get to hold our friends 4month old the last 20 mins. To brighten things up. Until then, nap time is a welcome retreat. as you do just smile:)

MegRich said...

Oh Amie- you are a trooper. And like, Cindy, now I miss you (and I'm not even your sister-in-law! but we both know we kind of are :) ) I love your perspective on things- thanks for sharing even your not-so-good days. It some how makes them seem like good days.

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

Yah... Ben does look good in AZ, hu. I've always thought so :) And yes, Clairebees totally put her own shoes on. I hadn't even noticed the picture until now. Funny girl-o. Miss you tons! ~Cindy

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

PS: Are Naomi's thighs actually in that shopping cart? Savannah's legs don't even fit in those tiny holes. That's like a magic trick for Naomi to be able to do that. Impressive. I guess she must have really been stuck, no?