Today I found myself turning on Christmas cartoon specials and rushing around cleaning, cooking, Christmas card making, and generally stressing about our yearly open house. Katie yelled, “POTTY!” and I yelled back, “just go and let me know when you’re done!” So I continued rushing around forgetting I had sent her up to the bathroom. I finally recognized the lower volume brought about by one less child and went to check on her. When I got there I saw what was taking her so long, she was happily floating some rubber ducks in the toilet. I tried to contain my frustration with this non-productive detour in my well planned day. So I calmly asked, “honey, what are you doing?” My sweet three year old grinned and said, “look mommy its me, you and dadda.” My heart was instantly convicted and this small person’s point of view has been on my mind all day.
We live in such a fallen world its much like a toilet bowl and unfortunately we are floating in it. Thank goodness Christ came to save all of us “ducks” from the “toilet”. Oddly enough this made me remember the reason for the season and quit everything I was planning for the day and teach my children about what we are celebrating and snuggled them. I totally relaxed in the knowledge of my saviour’s love and sacrifice and shared that love with my family.
The house is a wreck, the cards aren’t done, nothing is baked…. but I feel blessed and refreshed. Bring it on December!