Clearly Aidan is not the only one who gets cranky when he is over-tired. And while last night did suck it was obvious I just needed to go to bed. I crashed at about 9:30 and I woke up an hour later and felt like a whole new person. Visions of bad art were a distant memory.
Today is the last of two NASCAR races until February and despite what Wilkes think (that we will someday grow out it) the love for Junior and those rocking cars grows every week and it will be a long winter without them. I guess I will switch to scrapbooking and video scrapbooking with my Sundays. Hey- do you remember my funny tales of trying to find a bar in Paris that played the races?
Today we paint around our house. Tomorrow we paint around someone elses. Woo-hoo.
After Aidan woke up this morning I passed him to Joel and got to sleep in – that is my weekend treat from the both of them. When he wakes up we will do our morning tradition and my challenge to all of you is to join us for one week. Yes, there is a skirt challenge (I have always worn skirts!) Yes, there is a blogging challenge (I think I am keeping up pretty good, not great but pretty good.) but here is my challenge…
Every morning when you wake up say with as much exuberance as you can “THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE, I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT!” Then you need to sing the little song from Sunday school, dancing around with the joy of a 5 year old. Repeat the verse when the song is over. Aidan and I do this practically EVERY morning and what started out as a sweet little way to teach my baby The Word of God has turned into a way to set the pace for my day. There is a glaring difference in my attitude on days when I forget to do that with him. Clearly yesterday was one of them. Come on…I can’t hear you…

“This is the day, this is the day,
That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made,
I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it,
And be glad in it,
This is the day that the Lord has made,
I will rejoice and be glad in it,
This is the day,
This is the day that the Lord has maaaaadddddeeee!!!!

(You can also segue into “Rejoice in the Lord Always” if you remember that one!)