Wednesday, June 02, 2010


I love brownie Wednesday's. This is where my kids help me make brownies, and then we give them to an unsuspecting someone. They Love it.

We take the school year off but hit it full swing in the summers. (this will begin next week)

However, Emilie's class was asked to bring cookies and help serve at an event we will have after church tonight. She didn't know she was supposed to do this.

So we started baking.....but first we had to enduldge ourselves in some of the cookie dough.

But what I loved is they didn't assume these were for them. The first question they said was:
"Who are we going to give these cookies to?"

That put such a smile on my well as on theirs.

So my reply was:
"They are for church tonight.....but you get the first ones fresh out of the oven"

Their eyes lit up with excitement.

I love moments like this.

Lie...or not to lie? That is the question!

I am faced with so many different experiences and people at work. Last night has been one of my favorite "funny yet akward" moments thus far. While working with a patient he decides to break the silence with this question:
"So, when is your baby due?"

As my heart started to race, I quickly said the first thing that popped into my mind...
"In about 6 months"

I proceeded with his examination and prayed he would not ask me any more questions. In laughing about this, I told my kids this morning what the man said and they they scolded me for lying to him. WHAT???

Okay, yes! I felt so bad for lying to the man, but I couldn't fathom hurthing his feelings or embarassing him at all. He's already in the hospital and wasn't feeling well so why add to his misery right?
As I tried to explain this to the kids, they had no compassion on me at all. I was still in trouble.

So I asked the kids...."what should I have said?"

Ian said: "You should have said you just had one" .....(isn't that still a lie?)

Emilie said: "I would have punched him"

Lukus said: " did the right thing! You'll probably never see him again anyway"

I think I'll side with Lukus!

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.