Aug 19, 2008

Tuesday Tips - First Things First

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I'm joining Chatty Kelly today for her Tuesday Tips meme. Visit her blog and join in.

These are my grandaughters, Olivia, Emily, and Ashleigh. Whenever they are here they are very good at taking me in several different directions at once, and then changing that direction mid-stream too! I can't handle that kind of chaos. I need to take everything one step at a time. I'm about structure and efficiency. Besides that, I get dizzy easily.

One day God brought to my mind to teach them First Things First! Of course! Why didn't I think of that sooner! Every time they start moving too fast, talking all at the same time, and spinning me in circles I just stop them and say First Things First. Then I ask them what is the first thing. They think for a minute and tell me the first thing that we should focus on and chaotic activity stops.

Thank you Father for your wisdom.

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8 comments:

Chatty Kelly said...

Loved it!! Thanks for joining in!
To God be the glory.

My ADHD Me said...

Hi. Saw you on Chatty Kelly's blog. I was scrolling down your posts and saw the video of the full immersion baptisms. FUNNY! I am going to make sure Chatty Kelly watches it. We were just discussing full immersion baptisms last week. We were both baptised with water sprinkled on our heads, as infants. (by the way,she's my sister).
Nice to meet you!

Kathryn said...

Ooh, I like that: "First Things First". I will have to use it with my daughter (and my husband ... and my mother!). As a matter of fact, I think it will come in handy quite a bit! :-)

Chatty Kelly said...

Edie - I definitely was NOT calling you a nobody. SMILE! I wrote my post last night before I went to bed and set it to publish this morning. Then you put your post in during that time.

I was so thankful for your link and also for your encouragement!

Now I'm off to check out the link on baptism. My sister (above) insists that I must.

Thanks again!

The Patterson 5 said...

I love your tip! Definately a blessing for me to read, as often my three put me into a spin!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Edie.
I'm going to remember this tip when my 3 grandsons come over. . lol I'm like you I get dizzy easily!!!


Hugz Lorie

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Your grands are adorable!
~First things first!~ ;)
You know, I'll never hear that phrase again without thinking of yall with that mixer don't ya? LOL
Hey, I love that song on your playlist, You're not alone. BeeeautifuL!
L
I want to go back if I can remember how, to see the makeover! My biggest fear is losing stuff.. LOL if it got wiped out, I'd freak!

Chatty Kelly said...

Hi! I post every Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday, so come back tomorrow. I LOVE your scripture tags and I already got an emailed compliment on how pretty it was. You are very talented.

My sister (ADHD) is very funny. Our blogs are completely different, as she & I are, but the best of friends (and of course sisters).

Thanks for coming back to my blog (after I called you a nobody, no less!) I hope you'll continue to come back. We have a tight network of friends, as you can see from all the comments today (the most I've ever gotten too!!).

Patterson 5 sang YOUR praises on her blog today (you can read it by going to my blog and clicking Patterson 5 on my blog list.)

So happy to meet you!