Archive for February, 2010

I had such a down day yesterday. One of those days when you think, “Surely, I’ve gotten it wrong. I thought things were great, but I missed it; I was wrong…because they suck. And I think I’ll just sit here and lie in a hole kind of day.” But then I dragged myself up and went to Ash Wednesday services, because there was really nothing else I wanted to do. And my daughter drew these pictures.

And I said to myself, “Self, sometimes really important things happen in the face of discouragement. Don’t be distracted.”

Lord, thank you for lifting my eyes to the work You are doing. Amen.


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This week’s Sunday school verse: Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. ~Luke 6:36

(There are lots of opportunities for application when there’s a little brother around.)

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(Soap crayons…don’t leave home without ’em… This is an old photo of my son enjoying the wonders of bath time)

My children took a bubble bath last night. That’s a pretty common statement for most parents but one that has been all too rare in my household in recent years.

The good people at Suave sent me some of their products to try out in celebration of their Wash Them Grow with Suave Kids sweepstakes. They are giving away a Family e-Keepsake Kit (video camera, laptop and digital camera!) each week and one Grand Prize of a family vacation to Orlando. Go here to enter daily until February 22.

My daughter’s sensitive skin was always irritated by most commercial bubble baths. Breakouts and irritation always followed not far behind the fun and the bubbles. I eventually stopped letting her take bubble baths, and told her she was “allergic to bubbles.” I am happy to report that there has not been one complaint in our house about the Suave Kids Free and Gentle body wash. It’s dye free and won’t irritate sensitive skin.

Not long before our package arrived, my daughter sat beside the tub, reading to me from Diary of a Wimpy Kid while I soaked in my own soothing bubble bath. (Perhaps this is another blog post…) “When can I take a bubble bath?,” she asked.

Right now, sweetie. Right now. Thanks, Suave.

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