Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's Called Embracing the Chaos

To me a huge blessing of having 3 kids fairly close together was/is learning to let go, to enjoy the crazy and the chaos that I tried so hard to fight before the 3 of them.

Sure, there are still parts of the craziness that drive me nuts, but in much of the chaos there is indescribable joy.

Snapshots of chaos from the past few days that made me smile:

I opened the tub of wheat pretzel sticks and found a green crayon amid the pretzels!

Yes, that is a common playdough color in our house, it's called multi-color. No, they don't sell it in the stores but it's been a staple figure in our home since the addition of the 3rd child, before that Playdough color mixing was frowned upon and should the colors have happened to inter-mingle they would surely have been thrown away and replaced with solid, proper Playdough colors!

Not sure if this was intended to be a booby-trapped door or a new method of closing the back door that I'm always hollering for somebody to shut -- "You're air-conditioning the neighborhood!"

I walked into my kitchen this afternoon to find two of my children had climbed up on the counter, were sitting behind the kitchen sink, and having a fine time "washing" some random dishes.

Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of this crazy, beautiful life!

Find more Thankful Thursday here.


  1. This is shortybear, Denise. Children are truly blessings.

  2. That pic of them washing is adorable!

  3. Love the fun-multi-color playdough :) ...Looks like your children know how to entertain themselves :)

    Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us this amidst your chaos.

    Love & peace,
    <>< Iris

  4. ahh i just love the craziness of children they are indeed blessings, love the picture of them washing

  5. Sweet, sweet photos. God has truly blessed you...

  6. How fun - these are true blessings!


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