Friday, 25 January 2013


Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Again.


I wake to the sounds of my Aspie boy getting into things. Again.
Sorting that out I climb back into bed again – hoping for a few more minutes please.
At breakfast he pours himself a massive bowl of muesli and argues with me. Again.
Feet in places they ought not to be. Fingers touching, poking, prodding, annoying, hassling; reminders to leave little brother alone. Again.
Little brother speaks and big brother gets fanatically picky. Again.
How many times can you give a child time out before they grasp why? I don’t know but we did it. Again and again.
Sent to the bathroom to wash hands but found five minutes later almost climbing the basin. Again.
Leave your fingers alone please child. Stop picking the skin off your toes. Again.
Frowning, over-reacting to every little thing I ask. Again.

Why God, why? Again. Help me to have patience and understanding again.

Little brother in my lap. Sweet smooches and snuggles. Delicate butterfly kisses up and down my arm. Again and again.

Big brother watching quietly. Then holding his arm out as if he were the lady, “He’s like a French man,” he observes as he mimics a kiss on his hand. Next, his best French accent with nose high in the air, “Mah-dom!”

Laughter, so much laughter. Again.


Now, your turn…


  1. How well you have captured these moments of motherhood, such sweetness here. ;) Bless you, my friend!

    1. These are the moments that keep me going through the crazy. Keep me sane until the next precious one arrives. Thank you for your encouragement. Big blessings to you :o)

  2. Hi Lizzie
    So happy to visit from FMF and finding such a good chuckle! I know of all the agains you are going through with your two boys for I raised two myself. I have found that when they are a bit older it s better not to know all the mischief they love to do!!!
    Much love, MADAME

    1. Thank you Madame! (Lol) Sometimes I wish I could ignore the mischief but with one who doesn't comprehend how his actions affect others it can be tricky. Thanks for stopping by. Bless you heaps :o)

  3. Your boys are such angels...well, inspite of the other little things they do again and again. I wonder if God sees us adults the same way, when we do things we shouldn't do again and again. Yet He loves us still.

    1. Right on!! At my most frustrated moments God often brings this thought to mind and I am humbled. Bless you heaps :o)

  4. So real and precious. Your thoughts reminded me of my boys. Cheers. Click here to check out my 5 Minute Friday

    1. Thank you Shanae - so lovely to find these thoughts are not just my own. Blessings to you :o)

  5. I got a smile out of this :). Kids do the silliest stuff, don't they?

    1. They sure do - but I think God designed them especially this way :o)


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