A few of those things have been a cozy Sunday morning “dream” breakfast with the family, as well as getting the final approval on the kids’ choice of dress. As they have grown older, it hasn’t been as much of an issue, but wow, the scrapbook that we could have had.
I know that many ladies pick out outfits the night before, and I have on occasion. But for the most part, that just hasn’t been at the top of my Saturday evening priority list.
and the fact that 2/4 weeks of the month, for the whole of our marriage, he has single handedly taken care of getting the kids ready and to church on time, speaks for itself….UN.BE. LIEVE.ABLE!!! I know most wives won’t let their husbands dress the kids…ever!
With that being said, over the years it has been somewhat of an unspoken joke amongst the Sunday school teachers….”oh, Jen must be singing this week.”
Yes, some of the outfits have been absolutely hilarious.
For the most part, my husband just lets them pick out what ever they wanted to wear…ok, not for the most part….he did.
Plaids, and stripes…..orange, purple, red – it doesn’t matter.
Mismatched shoes, and a few choice times – no shoes at all.
And during this past Christmas season, a beautiful velvet dress with tennis shoes ….I admit, often the shoes are not put back where they should be.
I know, I know…if I don’t take the time to pick them out, I can’t complain.
Through it all, I have learned many things about myself.
Namely, to conquer that pervasive attitude of pride that just manages to sneak its way in when you least expect it.
What will people think of me?
Hopefully, they see me as a mom who passionately loves her children. But more importantly, sees me as a wife who appreciates the husband who has faithfully supported her, and given of himself so that she can use the gifts that God has given her…even when it means putting up with the grief that she gives about the outfit choices.
Thank you, honey….I LOVE YOU!
This is the precious blessing that greeted me this morning as I picked her up from her Sunday School class. Re-encated at home…of course.
Ahhhh…..don’t we all just want to be princess for a day?
Well, she was…her princess dress in all its glory.
I must say…after I got past the initial chuckle, she sure does look cute!
I am so thankful that she is conscious of the “no white after Labor Day” rule.
She got it all in on August 31st.
As a pastor on staff at our church, I too leave for church earlier than the rest of our family every week. Neither the Engineer or I are very concerned about clothing issues and the Munchkins are free to choose from their closet, but on more than one occasion a couple of them have come to church without their hair brushed or having had breakfast — which I would call their attention to. All in all, we’re pretty relaxed, but issues of pride can still pop in here or there, and if not with our kids, then there are plenty of other places it can make an appearance.
My son once wore two different shoes and I was the one over seeing it! or not. LOL
TOO CUTE!!! And why not be a princess on Sunday! I think your hubby is precious and you’re lucky he is so willing to support you. And when your kids are that gorgeous…who cares what they’re wearing!
I love this! Such an appropriate outfit for a Sunday, I think 🙂
We also have always had responsibilities that require us to be at church early. My hubby has always been the one getting us out the door and making sure we got out the door when I was struggling. Clothes have been interesting over the years, but I don’t care.
I love the outfit!! Perfect!
Well, at least you all have your priorities straight and she did indeed get the white all out of her system before Labor Day. If this had been next Sunday…gasp…look of horror! You really would have had a reputation then!
That is too cute. 🙂 That is wonderful that your hubby is so supportive and helpful. Not many men would do that. I have one just like that and I am thankful. 🙂
She is absolutely beautiful!!! You are too funny and I am assured a good chuckle when I come over here. Oh, and yes your husband does rock. Mine does too, but I don’t know that he would even attempt getting all the kids ready for church 2/4 times a month.
She is adorable! Sometimes I wish I had a girl to let dress up as a princess to go to church! : ) Sigh…I just have to deal with my 8 year old wanting to button his shirts all they way up to his neck. It looks like he’s choking!
Happy Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement!
kari & kijsa
hahaha! she is so cute!! i’ve never met her before!
you’re right, your hubby is great 🙂
What a precious princess she is! Loved reading this!
You are amazing…I can see you taking this and making it so beautiful. I love how you dote on your hubby and how funny it is to see what they think is “stylish.” I bet your little one felt a bit proud of herself and got lots of ohhs and ahhs. I am sure that the Lord looked down on her and said you are my princess!!! What a cute post.
She is just beautiful! You are doing great honoring your hubby like this. It is hard for the dad’s to dress the kids. They just aren’t wired that way. I’m glad that God has given you such a supportive man in your life. 🙂
Have a great week.
she is SO adorable!
My sister told me that they had a great time with your wonderful family. I am totally jealous of your home life and land and family and and and…
oh, and as funny as it is to think that you were the inspiration for today’s post have no fear–you were 100% NOT!!!
I wrote it days ago and any fake flowers that you do or do not have were not known!
She is too, too cute! My youngest is the dress-up queen, and last year we got lots of smiles when she wanted to wear her princess dress up clothes on our family walks in the neighborhood! She has done this many times, wearing her own princess dresses, and I happily let her. It will only last for so long, then we’ll be missing these precious times :).
I think it’s great that your hubby so willingly helps with the children, you should give him an extra big hug!! 🙂
Your kids are lucky to have you as a mom! She is adorable and precious in her dress!
She sure is a pretty princess!
That is one of those stories that makes for a great memory, like the time I noticed one of my boys had worn five pair of underwear to church. He wanted to be Super Underwear Man. It’s a day I’ll always remember!
We all need a princess dress! :o) Your daughter looks precious! Love the clothing choices made over the years. Katie went through a time that she had to wear her “red” socks with everything she had on! No matter if it was nap time or Sunday school, the red socks were on! Miss those days! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Ps. I read Emily’s blog about your visiting. Oh my, I sure envy your environment! :o) I love having land of our own, but to have all the children bustling to and fro!
i am laughing so hard right now because you could be writing about my life! there are many, many mornings when i get comments about the knowledge a person has that i MUST be singing that week. Seeing my hubby walk in with the girls and hurridly brushed hair and outfits that only a 3 year old can come up with. Sometimes I wonder if he even looks at them before he walks out the door. And at the same time I smile to myself and say, “who cares?” They are here arent they? I love it!
I had to stop letting my husband be in charge of getting the little ones dressed and to church when one precious little girl showed up with huge tangles and no undies. I had a brush in my purse but no little undies.
Aren’t we blessed with just great husbands?!
What a guy!