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The Anna Bowl
2/4/2013 8:01:33 AM by: pam

Unless you live in a cave somewhere, you probably knew the Superbowl was yesterday. We have good friends we get together with every year. We enjoy each other's company, good food and the silly commercials. It was a good game last night as no one really tromped on the other.

The Superbowl happens once a year, but at our house, we have the Anna Bowl every morning. Seriously. Anna has a bowl of  dry Cheerios with her protein bar for breakfast every day. And every day, she dumps the bowl on the floor or on the end table and says, "Uh oh!." EVERY DAY. And if she does it when Daryl is home, he says, "Score!"

Today, Anna must have known it was a "Bowl Weekend" because today, she dumped her bowl FIVE TIMES. So far, anyway. Her bus hasn't come, so she could possibly dump it a couple more times. Five times is a record for her. Usually, after three times, I take the bowl away. But this morning, I was busy with laundry and an editing job.

Things like this drive me nuts. What IS it about the little things that we can't handle? I don't want something big to happen, but give me something big and I'm all over it. The little stuff often puts me in a frenzy. I guess it's like this poem:

'Tis the little things that bug us
And tend to hold us back
We can sit upon a mountain
But not upon a tack

What little things are bugging you today?


Comments

pam From At 2/5/2013 5:32:13 AM

A plate would be disastrous, as she often carries her bowl sideways, hence the dumping of the Cheerios. And I'm not sure about her carrying a box around. She's not real steady on her feet. But thanks for the suggestions!

Jan From CA At 2/4/2013 6:05:37 PM

What would happen if you gave her the cereal on a plate or in a cardboard box (without milk, of course)?

pam From At 2/4/2013 9:57:19 AM

I think it comes down to having to stop what we're doing and we hate that. Thanks for prayers!

mary From pennsville At 2/4/2013 9:21:37 AM

Pam,I wish I had answers for you. like you the small stuff seem to set me off now a days-guess mothers were right ""don't cry over spilled milk"" is true, milk can be wiped up but somehow it annoys the crap out of us....I pray for you and Anna every day. God will provide the way.

pam From At 2/4/2013 9:09:10 AM

I'm sorry, Jenny. Will be praying for you today!

jenny From Pa At 2/4/2013 9:02:29 AM

Honestly? today... I wish for little things, sorry to say... Our BIG is really BIG these days.

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