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Here I sit, Monday again. I still on a tall stool at our island, Dear Dog under foot.
Little Gray to the right of me, crunching cheerios, sweetly sharing random
pieces with his favorite truck.

“Monday is a do-over,” I heard that on a movie yesterday. That monday is a fresh start to the week, essentially a chance to start over. I kind of liked that. There are somethings I would like to forget and undo from last week. Will Monday do that for me? I doubt it. But, my attitude will. Whatever I did last week, that showed something about me that I didn’t like, will certainly ring as an example as this week goes on.

With mistakes we usually get an awesome opportunity to try again.

We put the Christmas tree up this weekend. Gray was elated. His little eyes were bright looking at all the breakable  pretty decorations. Sadly, his little hands just could not help but touch every single one. This presented a problem of course. The Christmas balls looked like apples and he kept trying to bite them! The cloth birds looked fun to throw and the beaded, homemade wreath looked simply nice to hold.
We had a few time outs this weekend.

Hard on this Mamas heart.

It made me think about all the things now and in the future that will need correcting. So much learning and growing to do and with that comes sadness and tears.
As his Mama I wish I could forego all those tantrums. Not because it makes him difficult, but because I would like to save him from the pain of those experiences. Ultimately I know it is part of growing up.

Funny enough, even I still have growing pains!

So if Monday is a do-over, here we go. Gray and I starting our week fresh, hopefully minimizing the tears and heartache while maximizing smiles of happiness!

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
as God in Christ forgave you.

Happy week to you!