Ok, did I say this week was going to be the relaxing easy week of summer? Guess again! God is really stretching me to flex with His plan, especially when it is very different than mine! I have childcare this week. Some of it--the baby--was planned. But now I also have several other chidren I occasionally take care of. I have discovered the delight of my heart is caring for children. God has been very gracious to fill my house with them, even if I can't have the big family I dreamed of having.
In addition to childcare, we have a first in our home. Andrew broke his arm yesterday. I knew that with three very rough and tumble boys, it would only be a matter of time before somebody broke something. This is a very mild break--a chip in an arm bone, but it has upset the balance of my restful week. We will have to go in a few days to see an orthopedic doctor and have the cast put on. Plus I get the fun of helping Andrew bathe, dress, and do all kinds of other activities he usually uses his right hand to do. Once again, this is the life of a mom that I love so much!
AJ is quite thrilled with his injury. It is wrapped in a splint for now, and he has it in a sling. For a six-year-old, it is a badge of honor, and something his brothers haven't had yet, which makes it even more special! My favorite part? The really great drugs the doctor gave me for pain (OK, for Andrew's pain, not mine!). I'm trying to figure out if it's better to use it on one boy for six days, or on three boys for two days! Ya know what I mean? A girl needs a break every now and then! (Just kidding--anyone who knows me knows I'm a stickler about using meds the right way!)