We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Sunday, December 6, 2009

You Might Be A Grown-Up If....

OK.  I think I can do this.  Many of you know why this is so very hard for me, but for those of you in the dark.....I have issues with grown-ups.  I cannot fathom why you would want to act like a grown-up, be a grown-up, make grown-up decisions and, well. you. get. the. point.

Grown-ups are my archenemy.  As a wonderful third grader explained to me, "An archenemy is someone who you CANNOT get along with under any circumstances."  No lie.  That is exactly what she said.  She also shared that the downward dog yoga pose really relaxes her when she is feeling angry or stressed out.  She took the time to teach a little boy in our class the downward dog and he was feeling much better.  See why I teach third grade?  You don't get good stuff like that from grown-ups.  Seriously.

But I think I have some important information to share.....about grown-ups.

You might be a grown up if those granny panties are, well, yours.

You might be a grown-up if you know that a hurting heart is the worst kind of pain.

You might be a grown-up if you are addicted to the weather channel.  And you wish that Jim Canotore would do the weather in a speedo while rubbing oil...well, um.  Enough said.

You might be a grown-up if you believe that there is good in every person.  Sometimes it's right there and sometimes you have to be patient and let it come to you.

You might be a grown-up if you eat snacks based on the fiber content.

You might be a grown-up if no matter how hard you try, you just can't keep your mouth shut.

You might be a grown-up if you know without a shadow of a doubt that your mother is the smartestwisestbest person you will ever know.  And you want to be just like her when you grow up. 

 You might be a grown up if you miss your Grandma every minute of every day.  You forget you can't talk to her whenever you want and you find yourself wondering what she would think of the life you are living...Hoping she can be proud of where your heart is.

You might be a grown-up if you know that twin beds are really made for one person to sleep in.  And sleep IS all they are made for.

You might be a grown-up if his mother who became your mother-in-law is now your friend.

You might be a grown-up if you know that a band-aid really doesn't fix everything that is wrong but still believe it could happen.

You might be a grown-up if you can only eat nacho cheese Doritos before noon. 

You might be a grown-up if a Hallmark commercials, er...um...I mean movies, make you cry.  And graduation mass and baptisms and songs and weddings and the last day of school and newborn babies. 

You might be a grown-up if your lap isn't big enough for your children to sit on. But you wish it was. 

You might be a grown-up if you have come to understand that sticks and stones really would be better than hurtful words.    

You might be a grown-up if you know that your washer and dryer must be on if you are home.  You are REALLY a grown-up if you time your middle of the night trip to the toilet to coincide with the wash cycle ending so you can flip laundry to the dryer.  And you might be grown-up if this is your dream laundry room.  I mean, really.  Who dreams of laundry rooms?  Um.


You might be a grown-up if you know that this, too, shall pass.  It sucks while you are doing it, but it will pass.  It might pass like a silentbutdeadly fart, but it will pass. 

You might be a grown-up if you have 3 really good friends that you can call any time of the day or night for any reason.  And they will come running.  These are the same friends who know that they are to RUN, not walk, to your house if you die to throw away every pair of underwear you have in your drawer.  And they know why. 

You might be a grown-up if you know that you are the most blessed person on earth.

Just sayin'.


wdbergsten said...

Jason thought Marah had a raccoon around her neck. I do like that picture though

annette said...

Can I come back to 3rd grade now...every day...all day? I NEVER got to learn Yoga when I was in 3rd grade!
Do you really come-up w/ all of that all by your big-girl self??? Cause it's really good:)
On another note, Emma is SO excited to see you tomorrow...cause she has a surprise! Hope you had a super weekend!

Anonymous said...

I don't like being a grown-up. Can I come back to 3rd Grade? Awesome job, Mrs. Hays, you had some really "grown-up" things in there!

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17