Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Forward or Backward...that is the question!

As I watch three babies run around my house and spy our chickens in the front yard I have to ask myself...Is my life going backward instead of forward? I mean 10 plus years ago when I was going happily crazy with my three boys running around all day, at least I didn't have chicken poop on my front walk!

Monday, October 18, 2010

I've been abducted by the BSA!

It's been a little too quiet. I should have known...

So, the first memory I have of scouting is attending my brother's Eagle court of honor. As time went on I followed in what I perceive were my dad's footsteps....scouting is a great program from a distance. I supported it as long as I don't really have to do anything with it. Then Heavenly Father gave us 3 sons.

Never fear, I had a plan....their father! I mean what are men for anyway...go Gar, go! I'll support you from the couch, was my cheer.  Then wouldn't you know it!  When they became cub scouts and Gar was called as a den leader,  his job required him to travel 7 to 8 months of the year. So who do you think became the den leader? You can't tell me Heavenly Father doesn't have a sense of humor and he's sly. I must confess I did come to appreciate and often enjoy my time in cub scouts. The closer they came to their 11th birthdays though, the brighter the light became. I was done. I'd served my time. Thank you wise leaders for making 11 yrs boy scouts. Shut that door, I was done. See ya NEVER!

Then a little over a year ago I was called into the stake primary presidency. Can you guess what I was put in charge of.....ding, ding, ding you got it...cub scouts! I didn't even moan. I was grateful for my experience and wanted to help other mom's out there not be so scared and overwhelmed at the mere mention of the words, cub and scout. Once again, Heavenly has shown not only his wisdom but his stealth. It all started so innocently. Attend a training session to set a good example, attend a round table because your husband was going anyway and it would, again, set a good example and BAM! the next thing you know you're going to be a commissioner.

All I can say is Heaven help us all!

Oh and this better get me a free get out of jail card for something I've done, or will do.

PS Just for the record I'll wear the shirt but I WILL NOT EVER attend wood badge. THAT is what Gary is for!