Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tune Out

I would consider many moms to be super heroes. By the grace of God we are given many talents to carry out this vocation called motherhood.

Mothers also have certain powers that we have learned over a period of time. One of these powers is called tuning out.

My dear husband has a low tolerance of loud screeching children, slamming doors, banging feet and the constant shrill of voices. He comes home from work to find our children doing all of the above plus a couple more neighbor kids doing the same.

He will find me on the couch engrossed in a book or magazine. He stares at me with the are you kidding me look and my response is, "what?"

I have learned to tune out. It is a wonderful power that mothers have.

Here is a picture that my husband took of me using this very power.

This is what it looks like when I read. Bug was not quiet or lying still. The other kids were off banging away with their friends and I am not sure where Oney was.

I believe I have perfected the tuning out abilities of mothers, and this power can be a wonderful thing.


Christine said...

It is a wonderful gift to have.

Great book to read by the way! I read that one a long time ago.

Chris said...

Looks familiar. I have also gotten good at tuning certain things out.

Joyful Days said...

It is the only way to keep the blood pressure down and the sanity intact!!

Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

You are awesome Kelly...and I read that book years ago too!