This afternoon Bart was going to do an evangelism training (to which Tony responded, “Vandalism training? You’re doing VANDALISM training). He took Rand and Jimmy with him so I had only six kids at home, and we could all fit in the van.
I figured out this morning why Bart isn’t as positive as I am -- he doesn’t get to hear his own sermons. The hymns and songs he chooses as well as his sermons for worship ALWAYS have me leaving with a sense of hope, faith, and a renewed spirit.
Anyway, after church we left. I couldn’t stand a repeat of yesterday. We went to see Nanny McPhee, which i thought was worth seeing. A quote for her reminded me of our presence in kids lives. She said, ”As long as you need me, but don’t want me, I have to stay. When you want me, but don’t need me, I’ll have to go.“
Here’s the can’t win for losing deal. I was walking through the theatre so proud of myself. We had done lunch for $24. 7 of us eating for $24 is pretty cheap. Movie plus snacks at the cheap theatre was less than $40. That’s a pretty cheap afternoon for our family. Until I realized that at some point in the afternoon $60 fell out of my pocket and is now gone.
So when we’re low on money, I have to lose some. Stupid, stupid me.
But even for $100, I’d pay that not to have a repeat of yesterday and it looks like that my plan is working...