Reflections of a Mom's Life

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Life with Jackson...

First - Here's what happens when you say "why don't you play in your tent with your toys while Mommy cleans up the house a little?" Now that he's down for his nap, there seems to be even MORE to clean up! :)




Second - with kids...Stuff happens...bad stuff happens. Jackson was messing around at the table the other night and pushed away from the table with his feet. The chair fell back and as it was falling...he strapped into the booster seat at the time...the legs slipped out from under and the chair fell flat to the floor. BUSTED! He was ok, a little traumatized but not hurt, thank the Lord! After I realized he was OK, I cried. My chair was ruined. Hopefully we can order a replacement, it doesn't look like it will be too expensive. AND, it is just a chair, but you just hate to see things ruined. I was reminded how many times my mom shed tears over something that we had ruined. Her brand new dishwasher got a dent in it the day it was installed b/c one of us girls kicked our shoe off after coming in from school. The curio cabinet got some big scratch from one of us. I could go on and on... There is always something with kids...can't just say boys b/c we were just as much trouble and it was a house full of girls! :) I'm reminded not to get attached to things. It's only "stuff" and the important thing is that Jackson was OK. We move on from here.... :)


10 comments:

Erin said...

It IS only stuff, but sometimes it feels nice to have things NOT ruined by spilt juice cups, permanent black marker on your sisal rug, and too much splashing in the bathtub ... our mother had a jade figurine that we were not allowed to touch. I remember one day that someone MUST have touched it - it wasn't me - because her arm was broken off - INSIDE the glass casing!! Oh, children. Thank the Lord they are so cute and full of joy!!!

Natalie said...

I can imagine that your heart just skipped a beat when he fell....Yikes. And yes, it is only stuff. I am still trying to get used to that:)

Andy & Jen said...

You will never have a lack of excitement with 2 boys in the house, or a lack of broken stuff.

Heather J said...

So glad Jackson is OK, I think you are right - 'stuff' just happens with boys!!

Linda Williams said...

Oops! Things happen, don't they! But in the words of a Mimi, "He didn't mean to."

Love,
Mimi and Papa

dandsratz said...

Beth, you did it again--what an awesome blog!! I just cried a couple of weeks ago when Alexander drug one of his planes ALL OVER my beautiful table, leaving HUGE dents and scratches on it. I was SOOO disappointed...and then I thought, I'll have a lasting impression of my child on my table the rest of my life....

You're right, stuff happens! :) And sometimes its JUST NOT FUN!! :)

Jen said...

Oh man - That was a long fall. Glad the seat kept him strapped in. That is something I deal with too - when something gets ruined. So far, Joe has been the only one to really break something here. I know I'm in for it though. As long as the kids don't break themselves - I guess I'll be okay.

Katy said...

Did I ever tell you the story of when my sister Kelli carved KIM's name in my uncle's TRUCK? Smart enough to know not to carve her own name!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beth,
This one brought tears to my eyes! And then when I read the comments the tears swelled larger but with a smile...Isn't it awesome to have others comfort us and agree with us that it IS ONLY STUFF! It is so much harder when it is OUR STUFF! This was one of my favorite blogs because you are so good at sharing your heart when it is full of joy and when it aches. PRAISE GOD Jackson is ok and there should be a wood shop that can repair or make another...Keep that focus on what really matters in life and you will get thru the stuff much better!!!!!!!!!!
LOVe, LOve, Love MOM

Vonda said...

Broken chairs??? You mean kids break things??? Hmmm...I need to let Ian know what's in store for us. :) No surely not with girls. Yeah I will never forget going into a souvenir store in Florida when I was only 12 and saw this awesome porcelin horse that I wanted to buy my friend Laura who loved horses. I picked it up and it broke, I came back outside to where Mom was with tears in my eyes and she said, "It's okay Vonda...really it's okay...we'll buy it, take it home and glue it back together and then give it to Laura. It will all be okay." That meant so much to me that my Mama didn't make me feel bad about that. Now I know Jackson will never remember this but you're a great Mom, Beth that you realize things can be fixed and you'll one day look back at this with fond memories when he is heading off to college. -V