My Love Affair With Crazy

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”
-Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I had a lovely and relaxing few days without children, just me and my man. My husband and I moved along quietly, peacefully, serenely. Then, suddenly, we had our little car full again; full of boys, and Veggie Tales, and “Dis is a race car with paint in it and it goes PWOOSH in my face and gets paint in my face Momma!” stories. In short, we found crazy again…
…and it was ADORABLE!

For Mother’s Day I received a pig with wings and a nose that spouts water.

It’s a metal-winged-pig-watering can: a true sign that my husband gets me.

I like a little crazy.
I’ve been realizing how much I love the imperfect and goofy…I miss it when it’s gone. I think it’s the goofy things that make life real, and relate-able, and I have this bad habit of driving everyone crazy just to watch the result.
And while we’re on the subject of quirky, lets take a look at this picture shall we?
A rough day for a few chickens. I mean, THOSE ARE HUGE EGGS PEOPLE!
Today I watched my husband and my son dance around in the living room:
“I can’t do dat one Dadda”
“I know son, I have great moves.” (and my husband waves his arms over his head like a Ska possessed monkey).
I made eggs and sausage with the help of a small boy who was wearing Buzz Lightyear undies.
A baby decided today would be a great day to be adorable and somehow hide specks of broccoli in his neck folds. The dog and I are still discovering them.
I ate playdough muffin, and it was delicious. (“Don’t take it off the crayon! It will be broken!”).
My voice hurts from a terrible Cookie Monster impression that I bestowed on my son while we read an old book from my childhood, only to realize the last page was missing. I improvised. He seemed confused.
Life isn’t perfect, but I love it that way.
Imperfect moments are a gift.
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
-1 Timothy 6:17-19
tuesdays unwrapped at cats

17 thoughts on “My Love Affair With Crazy

  1. the egg picture cracks me up … reminds me of yesterday, when i was picking the kiddo up from my sister's, and she had it on one of those TLC “this is what BIRTH looks like on real tv for serious” shows … and like a train wreck, i couldn't look away — even though the woman was apparently birthing a baby rhino and i am mere WEEKS away from doing the whole “labor” thing again …

    that hen deserves a mother's day card, for crying out loud.


  2. How funny you've lost your voice doing a Cookie Monster impression! I've been there before.

    I bought “The Poky Little Puppy” at a second hand store to relive my childhood and the last page was missing too! Ah well…

    You must post a pic of your watering can.


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