Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The One Behind Closed Doors

     I have had a lot of people comment on my personality.  They will say how calm I am or how quiet I am.  And they are right.  I am typically calm, reserved and quiet in public.  It may surprise some to find out that I am not that way at home all of the time.  Sure, often you will come to my home and find me sipping coffee and reading a book quietly while the children play happily.  Other times you could find me "lecturing" a child on responsibility or frustratingly cleaning up after them for the zillionth time because I just cannot repeat "pick up your coat" for the 50th time that day.

    If you were to pop in unannounced like a fly on the wall you may be surprised to find Toby Mac cranked up on full blast as I dance around the kitchen with a broom or a child.  Or you may walk into a house full of running and screaming and laughter as we pommel each other with indoor snowballs.  You may also walk into a house with fighting children and frustrated parents or an epic game of Dutch Blitz, again with yelling and laughter.  (I am very competitive!) On any given day, our home is filled with joy, laughter, fighting, frustration, and NOISE!  Very few people get to see the crazy/louder side of me... but it's there... hiding behind closed doors.


Heather T. Imagery said...

Oh, you'll find that here, too...along with some crazy loudness, daily sarcasm, bits of mom yelling, a little cussing if she's hurt herself, lots of praying out loud....oh man....a little bit of everything.

zekesmom10 said...

Yelling, cussing, and praying. I'm with Heather on that one. :)