Janet Roller - Living Oak Ministries

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Hi. I'm Janet Roller: wife of one, mother of two, lover of coffee and writer of songs. I have just finished my first fiction novel and I'm looking forward to watching how God uses the simple story to minister to others. God is a big deal to me. My goal each day is to wake up and declare, "This day is Yours, Lord. Show me what to do with it."

Friday, July 11, 2008

Anybody Ready for School to Start?

OK, Moms. Summer is in full swing and the travel has nearly stopped. That translates into a LOT of time at home. I love that! There is NO PLACE I would rather be than in my house! However, two short people in said house are making me wish they were back in school. I don't like feeling that way. So, sometimes I feel the need to exit my house to go to my
2nd favorite place...Wal-Mart.
Last night the exit was necessary. Matt agreed to handle all of the bed-time duties while I just got out for a while. A large bookstore would have been my ideal refuge; however, we live in Forest City. So...Wal-Mart would have to do.
While there, I searched for some busy...I mean bonding stuff for us to do. I came up with a few paint kits: a star frame for Sam and a butterfly mirror for Darby. My plan was to begin today as normal and when the "he looked at me" "she breathed near me" talk began...I would break out the kits.
Good idea, right?
Ahhh the best laid plans...
When I returned from the store, they were both still awake (thank you sweet tea with dinner) and saw the Thursday activity plan. Needlesstosay, this morning I was awakened with desperate voices in need of painting.
"Guys," I reasoned, "we aren't painting yet. I bought those for when you start fighting today." (Morning mind.)
"OK. If we start fighting now...can we paint?" (That Darby - always thinking)

So, we painted.
Darby - Always very careful.

Sam, always very colorful.

In the end...Sam's favorite part was taking the extra stickers and making a "Sam-bot" out of himself.

Drumroll Please.........

Here's Darby's Frame/Mirror!

And Sam's Star Frame.

Time well spent!

3 comments:

Miles & Barnes said...

Too cute! I can't believe all of our children are growing so fast. I feel that we are more than blessed. Your CD ROCKS! Miles and Barnes love your song about (The World Will Never Be The Same) I think it is the one you and Matt wrote together. Miles sounds so cute singing the Baby Jesus song! (That's what he calls it) Barnes thinks he can sing it too so we just let him think it. It sounds cute too!

Carol Davis said...

LOL!!! Well...I have to tell you....I am impressed. I am not the crafty type...so when you write the NEW book, could you put a chapter in there about that? Buying new..instead of making??? Ok...I know it's a stretch...but, I am sure I can find a verse for it. I will work on that. I think it's probably in Proverbs 32 in the Message.
:)

Kimberly said...

It was so great to hear from you!
I am right there with you with the whole trying to find stuff for my short people to do! Phew! I love 'em, but they sure wear a woman out! :)

Praying you guys have a fun summer with as little whining and fighting as possible. Hey...He's a God of miracles! hee hee