For those who know, I care for our two grand daughters while our son and lovely wife attend university full time. Finals are over and we all collapsed yesterday.
A very busy semester just ended. This past week our little Penny June (eighteen months), AKA \, came down with a cold. Kids tend to hate having their noses wiped. And why should they like it when they have Uma’s shirt to just rub on back and forth until the problem is solved?
As my title strongly states – Love IS stronger than snot. It’s a good thing I love her to pieces. After raising four kids I’ve learned there isn’t a mess that can’t be cleaned. Well, except for the black oil pastels our middle son used on the rug in his room so that when you lifted his art work up from the floor there was a tan rug “picture” framed in back on the carpet. Nothing got that up………. But all else is a piece of cake.
I didn’t always see it that way. I cleaned up constantly when my kids were growing. But there came a day, somewhere in my past, that I really realized that “crying over spilt milk” is not the end of the world. It’s just a minor inconvenience.
Love wins. Look at my life. I’m a great complainer to God (and husband) and they still love me. God loves me so much that I have a picture implanted in my head of Him laughing loudly with arms folded over his chest. A real gut-type belly laugh just because He loves me and enjoys my antics. Please note: I have many antics and strive daily to overcome my bad attitudes.
And that, my friends, is how I try to enjoy my grand girls. Just laugh and enjoy their antics. Why? Because they will grow up and become their own adults and enjoying their growth while I can is delightful! All the things I think are problems that need solving in my life become very small when I actively try to not sweat the messes and other little things in life.
Life is short. It really is. And if I can accomplish one thing in my life I want it to be that I didn’t sweat the small things and that I took the time to enjoy the snot on my favorite shirt…….. because I am totally washable!