>> Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself - like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. ~Jean KerrThere are many reasons for finding Joy daily and purge the garbage. If your cup is full of Joy, there should be no room for trash. Right? Not as easy as I would of thought.
Some days I find myself, toes against the kitchen wall, bouncing my head off the drywall. All in a effort to restrain myself from charging in the living room and beating some sense into my kids with a big stick*, or duct taping their mouths shut so I don't have to hear the fighting over who killed who on the video game.
Other times I turn the radio up really loud to drown out Maggie's naggings screams for more juice. "JU JU MAMA JU JU!" Otherwise I might run out of the house flailing my arms like a deranged lunatic yelling
"JUST MAKE THE SCREAMING STOP, PLEASE, THE SCREAMING...I CAN'T TAKE THE SCREAMING!"
One goal with this journey in filling my Joy is to deal with frustration in a better manner then I have been. Freaking out on my kids because I'm overwhelmed with life’s stress', no matter how much they tick me off, is never a good thing.
Being pissy that my husband is being negative about EVERYTHING is my choice. So I'm trying to bite my tough...if I bite it anymore It may fall off... But in the end that maybe a good thing cause I can't lose it and scream at him very well if I have no tough.
"I DON'T CARE IF YOU THINK THE BIGGEST LOSER IS DUMB!!! I LIKE IT AND THATS WHAT WERE WATCHING SO SHUT UP BEFORE I BEAT YOU WITH A STICK*!"
Not much Joy in that...Ha! I'm learning!
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~Edgar W. Howe
* I have never and will never beat anyone with a stick.