Wednesday, January 31, 2007

what's a mormon to do?

Last night when J got home from work he said words to the effect that if he were not Mormon, this would have been the night for him to toss down a few potent alchoholic concontions. After cutting my fingers (through the nail) while making dinner and going upstairs to find that M and B had destroyed much of Lidia's birthday yarn (and dealing with the ensuing eruption of Mt. Lidia) I was inclined to feel the same.

Instead, J got everyone down for bed relatively early while I thumbed through a magazine. That was so incredibly nice of him. I love that man. I sat in my comfy yet stylish red chair, and J sat in the rocker. I read the Book of Mormon and he read the Ensign, because that, I guess, is what Mormons do on day's like that.

8 comments:

ave said...

On days like that, I reach for my ultra comforting Little House on the Prairie DVD set. A hot cup of rooibos tea is also very satisfying I think. J is a very good man. Would it be ok if I sent some of my yarn plethera to Lidia? I have some fun fuzzy yarns that my mothernlaw gave me and I haven't done a thing with them. How many skanes does it take her to make one hat? If it ok with you I'll put some in the mail tommorrow.

Mallory said...

I hear ya! Sometimes I feel like tearing my hair out, along with everyone's around me. Sometimes it's really, really hard to resist the temptation. So usually I try to find a piano or book or something to take my mind off things... or let them simmer until the fumes disperse - that's kind of nice sometimes too.

Anonymous said...

I was trying to think what I do on days like that. I guess it would be eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and play a mindless video game, except that's what I do on good days too. -dtv

Calandria said...

dtv, i had to check to see if it was Dad commenting when you wrote, "eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich." :-)

Calandria said...

Hey Ave, I was just checking out the damage to Lidia's yarn and it wasn't too bad. She lost two skanes. I'm not sure how much it takes her to make a hat. I'm sure she would love to get any yarn you don't plan on using, but only if you won't be using it...

Julie said...

I think you did just the right thing! What a great thing to sit quietly together as a couple and read uplifting messages to soothe the spirit. :-)

Karen said...

As seemingly the only non-Mormon weighing in on this topic, I can tell you drinking the alcohol does NOT necessarily improve things!!

Hot bath, soothing music, scented candles, a mantra of "tomorrow WILL be better. tomorrow WILL be better." ... or ... "I DO love my kids. I DO love my kids" - and of course chocolate ... these are what work for me!

Auntie Lee said...

Deffinately comfort foods are always better than any other consumption!!
Little House on the Prairie??? You crack me up.
I think old movies do it for me. Not that things were better then but the idea of a simple life is comforting. Also being able to know how it ends can be comforting.

The fact that J is a Mormon means that he was probably more willing to help put the kids to bed and be more understanding in that way. There are just certain things I can not share with my husband because he is not a member so it makes a difference when stressed.