I’m in a warm blanket cocoon, finishing up a dream.
Someone’s hard little head crashes into mine.
“Wake up, Mimi!”
My grandson has spent the night with me.
(His parents went out last night.)
He usually sleeps ‘til around 7:00.
I had a plan. I would get up early, sneak out into the living room, and do some writing.
We’re watching "Robots" now instead.
(He’s not thrilled that I’m typing.)
It seems that every single time I try to make plans, they are thwarted.
Excuse me. James just pushed the laptop out of my lap and yelled, “No witing!!!”
Okay. The movie got interesting again. What was I saying? Oh yeah. I was talking about thwarted plans. So anyway, I’ll mentally make a list as I drift off to sleep. I tell myself, “Well, today was a wash, but I’ll accomplish something tomorrow. I’ll get up early, have my quiet time, finish writing that life-changing piece, feed, bathe, and dress James, put on my workout clothes, and go to the gym. Then I’ll come back and clean up the house and do some laundry. And then…”
Wow. The laptop almost hit the floor that time. I’m bribing him with some gummy treats now. Before breakfast.
That was quick. Cheese toast on the way.
Where was I?
I was telling you how annoying it is that my plans never work out. Make ‘em and break ‘em…that’s how I live these days. Sometimes it irks me that we never get to do what I want to do. Couldn’t we watch the Today Show for once instead of Sesame Street? I mean, would that be a huge deal?
Oops. A shoe was just thrown my way. Confinement time. Belted into the booster seat.
“Now be sweet and eat your cheese toast, please.”
“I want more tweats! More tweats, Mimi!!” (Shoulda known that was a bad idea…sugar before breakfast. Never works.)
Anyway, I realize that wanting my own way…trying to stick to my plan…just leads to frustration and irritation.
“I don’t wike cheese toast!!! I want tweats!”
BAM. Sippy cup hits the floor. Lid flies off. Milk everywhere.
That’s it. I give up.
Maybe we’ll just go to the park today.
And smell some more of these along the way:
“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” (Proverbs 19:21 nlt)