Tuesday, August 26, 2008

trading treats tuesday

Look! It's 7:47 in the morning, and I am posting! I am on. top. of. it. With the kids in school and everything, I have to be on a schedule. (It's either that, or else I am procrastinating.) So right now I am blogging, instead of making my kids:
  • clean their rooms
  • make their beds
  • practice the piano
  • floss
  • brush their teeth
  • pack their backpacks
  • read

Sometimes I hate being the Enforcer.

This morning, I was reading Alma 51 with the kids. In it, Moroni is trying to restore peace to his war-torn land and people. It says that he was busy "SUBJECTING them to PEACE and CIVILIZATION." (Alma 51:22) (emphasis added) And, like, I totally LIKENED, because sometimes I, too, have to subject a little peace and civilization onto my people/kids.

And so it's ok that I get after my kids and beg them to say nice words to each other. And it's alright that I had to remind the Littlest Carrotstick that he really should try not to flatulate in public -- he "let a really loud One in Primary, but it was ok, Mom, because nobody heard or smelled it" -- and so I had to explain that, of course, they all really did; they were just being polite. And civilized. (Something that apparently he knows nothing about.) So he wouldn't be embarrassed. (Don't worry, he wasn't.) Because Moroni did it too! And if more people were like Moroni, then, well, the very powers of hell would be shaken. (Not that I'm saying I'm like Moroni. It's just that we both have to enforce the peace sometimes.)

So, this Trading Treats Tuesday my Treat is: Those Golden Moments When My Captain Moroni Act Works and My Kids Actually Get Along.
It's too bad only the Littlest Carrotstick looks like a peaceful, law-abiding citizen in this picture. But, hey, at least they are not fighting. Hurray for Peace and Civilization, Dawg!

What's your Treat today?


policeman picture originally downloaded by Julius Koivistoinen

9 comments:

Head Nurse/Patient- you be the judge said...

That would indeed rank way high up there in my own treats- and unfortunately all too rare-

Melanie said...

I am SO using that line from now on: I am NOT a mean mom, I'm being more like Moroni!

Today's treat is that my parents will be here tomorrow! Yippee! I just can't think of all the work I still have to do to get ready for them - that's NOT a treat. Hmm... I think I need some Rolo ice cream.

kninsa said...

I love that you chose Alma 51 as your topic today! Oh. My. Gosh. Teancum, like, so totally rocks! Love that guy! Today's Tuesday treat is totally the terrific Teancum.

DailyFamily said...

(yet another friend of Ubermom...) my treat is visiting teachers who come and spend a lot of time making me laugh and feel like a good mom (Moroni).

Shem said...

My Treat today is forgetting my lunch and then deciding the whole department needed to eat a meal on the company! Way to go Ja son's deli. Yummy food and delivery!

the lunch lady said...

Welcome to the Lunchroom, Daily Family! Any friend of the Ubermom is welcome, any time!

the lunch lady said...

Teancum is the MAN!!

Very to the point.

Farm Girl said...

I love that you, like, liken.

Amy said...

I'm now drooling over the rolo ice cream, and am debating digging, yes digging my once used ice cream maker out from storage where it was sent when my first attempts of making homemade ice cream..FLOPPED.