Vocab Lessons in a Dirty Diaper


Who knew soiled diapers can contain vocabulary lessons? Last night Emma learned the words “Foul” “Explosive” “Nuclear” “Putrid” and “Toxic” in her natural environment. The joys of motherhood are numerous.

This morning, spurred on by the kind of headache that only lack of sleep, and incessant screaming can provide, I bribed my children with M & M’s to clean the living room. Should I do this? Probably not. Will I do it again? Most likely. The payoff? As Sarah is gathering up lots of teeny magnetic pieces, I hear her say “This isn’t that bad! I can do this!” Ahhhhhhh, the joys of M & M’s! Teaching children everywhere that cleaning can be fun! I probably should have caught on at some point, that the M & M’s were being distributed faster than the cleaning process, when Sarah came up to me, clapped her hands, and then held them out. Oh well. Alls well that ends well! My living room is clean! And my children are about to embark on that all too present sugar high. It was totally worth it though. TOTALLY. I will be repeating that mantra at naptime frantically. Up next? Tackling the pile of laundry that has engulfed my sectional. Wish me luck folks! For I’ve run out of M & M’s…

About measureofagift

I am a mother of a growing group of sweet kids. We laugh, we cry, and we grow together in Christ. Every day is a new adventure. I love chocolate, sticky kisses, quirky smiles, and funny qoutables my kids come up with. :) Belly giggles, snuggling, and homeschooling round out the list of loves. Not every day is easy, but every day IS a beautiful gift. Our life as a family is slowly changing and growing as a result of a renewed interest in God's Word. His influence has been a slow process of sanctification, and this blog is evidence of it. Past posts, and current posts have changed in tone and goal, and are a testimony of all that has changed in our lives. <3 "Now, All glory to God who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we could ask or think." Eph 3:20

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