Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Carmen Miranda.

Last night Duke goofed around with his guitar while I hot-glue-gunned like a mad woman, making all sorts of baby bands and bows.

I couldn't help thinking of a comparison made by one of my favorite orators in a recent address:

"An acceptable sacrifice is when we give up something good for something of far greater worth. Giving up a little sleep to help a child who is having a nightmare is a good sacrifice. We all know this. Staying up all night, jeopardizing our own health, to make the perfect accessory for a daughter’s Sunday outfit may not be such a good sacrifice."

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf went on to say, "We can ask ourselves, 'Am I committing my time and energies to the things that matter most?' There are so many good things to do, but we can’t do all of them."

I thought of that quote, but I kept right on gluing.

Since morning Duke and I have been at odds. We're tired. The housework seems more of a chore than normal. Basically, I used precious time (that I should have spent sleeping or connecting with my husband) to turn my daughter into Carmen Miranda.

Only a more miserable version of Carmen Miranda. (More on that later.)

This afternoon Duke and I have been doing relationship damage control. He drew a heart on the fogged bathroom mirror. I saw it and wrote "U2." Then later he wrote more but I couldn't read his handwriting. I really am going to try to be better about choosing what I put on the front and back burners. The love pot needs a little heat, you know?

1 comment:

slimeytoeheadtwins said...

haha. i was making primary program invitations and hot glueing buttons to the paper into the wee hours of the night and i thought of that talk too!! haha. she's precious. and you should make those headbands and sell them on etsy! you're super talented! (not that you have much spare time with those little ones :)