|No! These can't be found in MY garden!|
|Hey, these weeds can be beautiful, too!|
So, I have to walk through the house with blinders on my eyes and play with the girls in the yard with my eyes closed or I get overwhelmed by the projects that I can find there. :) I remember getting angry seeing 10 workers working outside on beautifying the yard where we adopted Eliisa from and yet watching kids strapped into wheelchairs or sitting on benches without any toys to play with or anyone to give them any attention for hours. Yes, sure a nice appearance to the orphanage or institution is important, but is it important enough that children get even more neglected in the process? NO!!! So, I have tried to ignore that tick I have since bringing home Eliisa. But like most things that we try to ignore, there comes a time when I see the weeds growing in my flower beds and the grass growing taller than my two-year-old or from the sidewalk into the street from lack of edging even when my eyes are closed. :) There comes a time when I can no longer tolerate walking barefoot in my house because there is so much dirt on my floor, my feet are always dirty. :) And a time when I can see the soap scum turn a deep brown around the bathtub rim from little girls who love to play outside and need to get clean sometime before the whole house will get sick. And a time when I can't walk through the house early in the morning without tripping over half the toyroom spread all over my house and thus waking up the whole house.
So, this week, we only had one doctor's appointment, so I decided to attempt to get one or two of those things done every day of this week. On Monday, I had to pick up a prescription for Eliisa, so although I really DISLIKE Wal*Mart, I decided that I had to face it in order to get the prescription filled the cheapest. :) So, I decided to ignore all the looks I knew I'd be getting and take all five girls and get it done and hopefully a couple other errands along the way. We were gone all morning, but I am proud to say that we successfully stocked our pantry, fridge, and medicine cabinet and I didn't even pull all my hair out (only the gray ones!:)). And I made sure that those people who were in the stores that we were in, will NEVER go shopping on a Monday morning again. :) On Tuesday, we recovered from Monday, and then tried to go outside to do a little work in the yard in the evening. It did not go so well, so I had to abandoned my efforts in the middle of the edging.
|Why would anyone ever be afraid of all of us?!|