Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Failure and Messe's

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing goes right? Where you feel like you're a failure? You know what I'm talking about... A child colors on the wall, this child hit that child, phone calls every minute, taking people places, laundry to get done, dishes to do, food to cook...etc... the list can go on, and on...

I'm not a mom yet, but watching my siblings...especially my 5 year old brother can be quite the task sometimes! You'd think that me... almost 22 years old, would know how to handle kids by now... there are some days I don't even want to know how my little brother got into this thing, or that thing. But what really matters? Do we wince at every little thing, or take time and laugh at some of the craziest things? Sure, our live's can be somewhat chaotic! The house will go uncleaned and untouched for a couple days; but, do we laugh at the moments that our son/daughter/brother/sister dumps flour on the forehead and look so silly? Do we laugh or giggle when they get so frustrated with trying to pronounce a word and make something else up that doesn't even sound like the word that they're supposed to say?

It's so easy to get mad and upset, isn't it? Recently, my dad took us all out to see, "Mom's Night Out"... I don't think I've laughed so hard in all my life! ;)
You know why? Because it's the story of our life!
I've written some of them down because yes, they're frustrating times, but yes, they're also funny times! Kids grow up way too fast!... I guess that's what a little food and water can do for you! ;) But, looking back on those times that my little brother wouldn't stop asking me questions... does he remember me as always pushing him away... or always taking the time to talk with him and answer his questions?... even if they are silly! :) Take time to relax... even in those crazy moments! Live life, love on your family, and enjoy God's creation everywhere! Sit down with your family... the dishes/laundry/____ can wait. You aren't a failure! I know, I know, there are days when you feel like you're the worst parent/sibling ever! We're all a mess in some way or another; But it's in those moments that God's creating a little image of Him, inside of us! God's still working on you... are you willing to listen?


  1. I know a person in the movie "Moms Night Out". He was an extra and he is in front of the window in one scene. He has black hair.......did you see him in the movie? I haven't seen the movie yet, but really want to!

    1. Hi Alyssa! :)
      I probably did see him, but I can't remember... I'm sure it'll come to me later! That's neat though! It was an awesome movie! We laughed the whole way through it because we can relate to so much of it!
      Have a blessed week!

  2. You have a beautiful blog, Caitlin! I could relate to this post so much... I also have four brothers (four little brothers!) and one sister.:) I haven't known of many others with that combination of siblings, so it was interesting to see that you have the same as, me.:) Thank you for these inspiring thoughts!

    1. Hi Hannah! Thank you so much! :) I'm glad that you enjoyed this post! :)

  3. This was an encouraging post, Caitlin! I'm enjoying reading your blog. Thank you for putting your thoughts down so that we can benefit. Keep up the writing, my friend! :)


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