For as long as I can remember, teachers have been stocking up on peppermints to boost student achievement. Several articles say it works as aromatherapy to improve concentration and focus. Even the best students can get a little rocky when taking high stakes assessments. Peppermints are a small price to pay to sweeten the deal.
Oops! Our new principal forgot to get number 2 pencils for the scantron sheets. (Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen any number 1 pencils. Is that an artist's thing?) Anyway, since I was going to Wal-Mart to pick up peppermints, I may as get some pencils, just in case.
About those panties.... Honestly, Tom and I don't spoil Annalyn and Gracie. Not in a big way, anyway. Maybe I should back up and confess that until Annalyn came along, we still gave our young adult kids little gifts for several holidays throughout the year. Now, of course Grandpa and Allie have to do the same for our little girls.
Last week, at the tea, Gracie insisted on making FIVE trips to the bathroom. The trips may have taken a little extra time since she had insisted on wearing big girl panties over her pull-up. (That time it was Mom indulging Baby Sister.)
So, guess what's being added to the Easter bag? Yep! Thought the girl needed some Minnie Mouse panties since Minnie is one of her favs. Not only that, but they match the cute outfit for our trip to Colorado that's also in the bag. That's not spoiling, is it?
Dear Reader, shopping trips anywhere for anything can be reminders that our Heavenly Father cares about all of our needs, big and small. What works for me is trying to keep my heart grateful. What works for me is keeping God's Word close so I claim it for the real needs of life, like discouragement, grief, loneliness. How can we help but be thankful for the Creator of the Universe to lean in close, through His Word, whenever, wherever we need Him?
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