Notes From the Battlefield

November 13, 2013 — 13 Comments

My friend McKenzie posted this video on Facebook this morning and it was like manna for my tired soul. I want to cry, it is so hilarious and true.

Maybe you’ve all seen it, but I’m sharing anyway. Enjoy.

This week is kicking my tail, you guys. I have a cold that keeps getting worse instead of better. I’m covered over in writing deadlines (that I’m slowing crawling out of, thank you, Lord). It was TWENTY-SEVEN degrees when I woke up this morning (Nashville, you are hurting my feelings). And today is the first of four Papa-less days in this house.

I know many of you do the single parent thing often (or all the time), and I maintain that you deserve your own comic book series. Superhumans, that’s what you are.

In keeping with the theme of the above video, you should know it took me about 12 minutes, 5 pauses, 8 animal crackers and 3 fig newtons to successfully watch the whole thing. I would make one child happy with snack bribes or answers to questions like “What is the superdog’s name?” (?? no clue), set something on the counter, and turn around to find Boy #2 standing where Boy #1 was. They are like miniature Houdinis with their appearing and disappearing.

Come to think of it, the cold meds are probably not helping my reaction time.

In completely unrelated news: We are in the middle of a short 5-day plan over at SheReadsTruth this week. It is a compilation of five of our favorite days from past plans and it is called – wait for it – Five Favorites. Next week we start a brand new plan on giving thanks in all circumstances.

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? Whoosh, there goes the year.

So, how’s your week going? 


13 responses to Notes From the Battlefield

  1. OMG, I almost did a coffee spit-take all over my iPad. That was hilarious!!!

    Also, a doc once told me that if an illness gets worse and worse instead of better, it’s most likely a bacterial infection instead of a virus. :/Hope you’re feeling better soon!!

  2. Oh goodness. What does that meeeeeean?? I need to sleep for 3 days straight, that’s what it means.

    Related: My mom called to say she’s spending the night with us tonight. Are those angels I hear singing? Yes. Yes they are.

  3. How this year went by so quickly is beyond me! I am very much looking forward to what 2014 has in store, though.

    And that video? Love. :)

  4. Spit at the computer at his bedtime “Good luck!”

  5. I think, emphasis on think, that my nannying is giving me a good glimpse. This week I nanny each day and then have two kids overnight three nights. So having been up much of last night, I’m starting to get a glimpse. #singlenessforever

  6. Today is my youngest daughter’s 22 birthday, and I was sad that I wasn’t going to see her for two more weeks….and then This Video. Oh gosh, thank you so much, I haven’t laughed so hard in the last I don’t know how many days. It made the early kiddo days seem like yesterday. And that last one, Lord how we love her, but she was our tipping point. Things have never been the same since.
    Good luck with your fall crud, hope it goes by the wayside really soon.

  7. Oh.MY.GOSH. I haven’t laughed that hard in DAYS. Thank you for that. And God bless your mama. Oh, my. (Love to you in the midst of the battle, dear Amanda.)

  8. I hadn’t seen this video! So hilarious! :) Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh my word, that is hilarious. I am childless, but worked with kids for awhile and good heavens. The negotiating :) and yes, what is with the frigid weather, Nashville?!

  10. found your super lovely blog from “she reads truth” – it’s amazing! God bless

  11. Funny! I made it all the way to the first curse word and then turned it off because of that, but I must say it was rather hilarious up until then. I’m 34 weeks pregnant and was trying my best not to wake this little one in my belly from my laughing, lol.


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