Friday, May 1, 2009

Frosty helps a meltdown

18 days to go!

My house is clean YAY!

I'm finished, through, done with cleaning my dirt (I know, 'clean dirt' is definitely an oxymoron). I don't care if I ever see another mop again. But alas, that's my business too, so that's not going to happen. At least I get paid for cleaning your dirt!

Life is good, but it would be better if Sunny were with us. I appreciate our friend letting us stay with her, but it's just not the funnest thing being in limbo like this. I just have to keep thinking beyond the next two weeks when we're together again and getting settled.

Grace had a little breakdown today while I was finishing up cleaning. She's trying to process all of this in her head. So much has changed just in the last couple weeks, and it's just a lot for a little gal to deal with. Anyhow, she has her little plastic wading pool on the back patio that we can't take with us. I'm talking the smallest, cheapo wading pool Wally's carries--not a big deal right? I offered it to the neighbor for their kiddo. Grace runs upstairs where I find her in the empty, echo-y bathroom crying--no sobbing. Then I have to go to the basement for something and come back up and can't find her. I go outside to see her starting to drag the cheapo wading pool down the 16 stairs sobbing the whole time. I realize she's having a meltdown and ask her what she's doing. She says, "I'm...sup, sup...putting the...sob,!" (Ya, like that's gonna fit in our already-packed car). If the situation weren't so pitiful it would've been funny. I tried to explain to her that we can just get another one when we get up there, then thankfully, had the presence of mind to realize that this was her way of processing. It wasn't about the teeny wading pool--it was much bigger. Her little heart was breaking some with the reality of everything going on around her. So I held her and let her cry for awhile and then said, "Hey, let's get a Frosty when we're done, ok?"

Amazing how the mention of ice cream just makes things all better!

So, that's the scoop! pun intended.

It's All Frosty Good!



  1. Aww - poor Grace. All this change is hard, especially for someone her age. I'll be praying for her.

  2. Bless her heart!.....and I'm with that girl....a frosty will cure what ails you. Just think of the joy on her face when she gets to go get the new pool. As hard as this move is for her right now it's so much better than if she were in her teens. Keep counting those days. I'm sure you have a calendar and mark each day off. I'm so visual things like that always help me.

  3. The poor little thing - change is hard, even on big people. I pray that she adjusts well. I pray for safe travels for you all.

  4. Been there not so long ago Brenda. It gets better. I'll pray for Miss Grace.

  5. Oh, my goodness! I've been out of touch and here you are getting ready to move to CO!! I was hoping at some point we could meet up before you left AZ, but I don't think that's going to happen. :o( I am so happy for you, though, and happy that Sunny got a job and that things are moving along! That's wonderful!

    You reminded me that my house is needing a good cleaning, too, but I keep putting it off. Need to get going on that!

    God bless - Julie

  6. I've never lived more than 5 miles from where I was born. The last time I moved was in '99 from my last apartment literally across the parking lot to the apartment directly in front of my old apartment. That about did me in, and I can't imagine moving to another state and I'm supposed to be an adult! God love that dear little thing, no wonder she's all discombobulated.

    Counting down the days now. Won't be long!

    Have a good weekend and celebrate having the cleaning done. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  7. Poor baby. I'm glad the mention of a Frosty did the trick to distract her. You were wise to realize her need to work thru these changes.

  8. Hey Brenda, thanks for stopping by my way today.

    When you were talking about being in limbo it made me think about life as a christian in a way. We live here on earth for a while, but we long to go to our REAL home in heaven!

    Hopefully the time will pass quickly for you all and you will all be together soon. Special prayers for little Grace!


  9. That sounds like the kind of breakdown I would have! It's amazing how emotions can express themselves sometimes.

  10. Bless her precious heart. Kinda makes me want to cry. Hmmmm....grown up meltdowns-Frosties still work!!!! : )


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