Thursday, May 9, 2013

'Then what we gonna do?'

Photo by Jenn Hall King Photography in October 2012.

"Momma, what we gonna do?" my 3-year-old boy asks when I pick up from school, before he goes to bed, and when he wakes up. He’s carefree, fearless second-born child and this need-for-a-plan mentality surprises me from him. His 6-year-old sister has been asking for a plan for as long as I can remember. He’s probably learning it from her. But, still, it surprises me he cares. And it surprises me even more he remembers.

So I tell him, "You’re going to take a nap when we get home."

Almost immediately, he asks again. "Then what we gonna do?"

Annoyed by the repetitiveness, I list things in order. ...

As soon as I consider myself annoyed, I realize that’s ridiculous. I do the exact same thing with God. I may be 11 times my boy’s age, but I still lead a busy, messy life. ...

{Join me at (in)courage today to read what comes next!}

(in)courage is one of my favorite blogs, so I'm super excited about posting there. I wrote the post you're reading today in January. The message remains true. And my boy still asks "What we gonna do" countless times a day. Good news is he's decided wearing big boy underwear and using the potty really is better than diapers. Whew. 

I'm also linking this post with Kristen at Chasing Blue Skies. Today is the Out of the Blue link-up over there and this post seemed to be a fitting springtime surprise. Even though I knew it was coming, to see my words on a well-read blog is still surprising. I wrote these words in the winter, but here they are today in the spring. Plus, I talk about how my boy surprises me with his questions of asking what's next, regardless of the season.

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  1. Hi! Ventured over here today from (in)courage and I have to say, my face busted out a big grin when I saw the title of your blog - do many people know where it comes from? One of my all time favorite movies! :)

  2. KristinHillTaylor5/09/2013 2:10 PM

    I'm glad it made you smile. :) When I started blogging when I had no idea I'd keep it up this long and go through so many seasons, I just pulled the line from You've Got Mail because it seemed to fit. I do love the movie too. Some people seem to know where it comes from and others don't. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Pretty exciting...heading over to (in)courage...

  4. KristinHillTaylor5/10/2013 1:35 PM

    Thanks for commenting here and there, Elise! :)