Saturday, April 14, 2012

Do you do anything?

Okay.  Sometimes when I meet people and they find out we have six kids and Steve is in the Army, they ask me, "Do you do anything?"  Or, "Do you do anything outside of the home?"

After counting to about two and a half and putting on my "I'm from Philly, have a Master's degree in Nursing, and spent 20 years in the Army" stance (exhale), I usually smilingly answer, "No, I don't do anything.... except homeschool our six kids.."  And then I continue looking at them in the eye.  

I'd really like to change that to something "better" though.  I haven't found that answer yet...still trying them out. 

Here's one:   I keep thinking of saying ..."Yes, I'm raising future leaders of the next generation." Period.  

Or, my favorite,  "No, I don't do anything else now.  But for 20 years I was in the Army defending the Constitution, helping to protect the right to free speech so that people can ask questions like, "Do you do anything?" to mothers with six kids. 

For those of you who are familiar with Tim Hawkins, the Christian comedian, at this point I think he would sort of sarcastically say something like, "Well that wouldn't be the Christian thing to say to them.  So, I'm saying it  to you instead!" 

Just sayin.

Apparently, even if you don't live in Louisiana, but you do live in neighboring Texas, you can still get live crawfish during crawfish season.  We saw these crawling around in a bin at our local HEB todayWhen we lived in Louisiana we would always get crawfish during crawfish season.

This isn't the Crawfish Shack where we ate, but we ate at plenty like this!

A beautiful miniature rose that Steve grew by our front porch!  It's sitting on my desk now.


  1. It's amazing how a persons identity is wrapped up in what they do. But that's how it is in our culture. I sometimes want to point out that I am more than what I do with my time. Sigh. Love the photo of the rose:) Blessings!

  2. Hi Christina,
    Thanks for commenting...I was pretty unsure about how that post was going to go over! Blessings to you too.

  3. As a homeschooling mother of many myself, I don't need to ask you what you do with your time! I already know you are investing in the Kingdom and building little characters fit to inhabit it! Blessings!!

  4. I'm certainly trying! Thanks for the encouragement!