I don't like it so much that I actually prayed it was alright for Jesus to take me during the night.
But I woke up the next morning to find them all fighting again.
What would you do?
I took away their screens. The fighting actually got louder.
I talked to them about getting along with each other. Justin yelled at Aidan and Jordan for not listening.
I yelled at them when the noise was just too much for me to bear it all.
And then I saw something...
In the living room, dog-piled on the new chair, were all three boys lying on each other laughing, playing, and carrying on.
I was shocked!
They were speaking loudly.
Is this just their way? I ask this so quietly I barely heard myself.
That moment is just how my clan rolls.
They fight and argue with each other. It's loud and brash and awful.
They also have loving moments where you are just so surprised that you are witnessing it.
Yesterday, Justin was trying really hard to get Aidan to get the healthy rice that was served for lunch. He actually recorded it on his phone.
I did catch both Aidan and Justin laughing later at the video that resulted. Aidan knew how ridiculous he was being.
Jordan had trouble that day with food, which is just him in a nutshell. My baby that had so many food allergies has many food items that he does not like. He has trouble with spaghetti, not enjoying the sauce. He also does not kimchi or kimchi.
Yes, you read that right. He is a Korean kid that does not like kimchi.
Their stubbornness comes out when they are fighting, but the love they have for each other also spills forth.
And this the blessing of family in all of its unusual glory.
We all have moments where we put things aside, work with the person who is telling us something we really do not want to hear, smile, and keep going.
We are all children of God and we know it.
We give because we love each other.
But I really do wish the house was quieter!
God bless your New Year!