hauling beans & helping mama
Levi is really into hauling things in his loader tractor lately. He kept wanting to haul his fruit snacks but apparently one pack is just not enough hauling material…he wanted like three or four packs. Hauling fruit snacks gets a little expensive so we had to come up with a new plan. Now Levi has his very own tub of beans so that he can haul beans to his little hearts content. He loves it.
Sometimes he hauls beans inside and sometimes he hauls beans outside. Today we were outside.
I am getting ready for my sister’s baby shower this weekend and came up with the brilliant idea that I could cut fabric outside while Levi hauled his beans and Griffin took a nap. Multi-tasking, right?
My plan worked great…I got a whole ten minutes worth of work done.
Pretty soon there was a pair of little dirty hands digging through my fabric.
“You like my hat, mommy?”
Then he realized that my cutting mat made a pretty good road for his truck.
And that my basket of fabric was a good place to dump his loads of beans.
Before I knew it he had overtaken my whole work space. I pretty much got nothing done, but he sure had fun. Talk about productive…not.
I love this age. Two year olds are awesome. But sometimes it seems impossible to get things done. And learning how to teach and discipline in a way that is loving and life giving?! Sheesh. That is hard…and humbling.
Our pastor is teaching through Proverbs this summer. His sermon on Sunday was “Wisdom and the Family”. It was such a challenging sermon. I have been rereading and praying through some of the verses this week. I love this verse:
In a reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
and his children shall always have a place of refuge.
Proverbs 14:26 (Amplified Bible)
When we are in love with Jesus it permeates our homes.
I won’t even go into the verses about wisdom for wives. Let’s just say I have a lot to work on!
If you want to listen to the sermon yourself click here for the video (the mp3 isn’t up yet). I just may need to listen to it again too.