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bowchicawahwah… April 10, 2008

Posted by jonesgurl in bad mommy, bad movie, children, deep thoughts, good mommy, help!, oops, raising children.
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okay, so really i’m not trying to be vulgar or anything but OMG…i think i messed up big time and here’s how…

as i was in the kitchen fixing a peanut butter sandwich for my four year old (who so wants to be a big boy already), he comes into the kitchen and started singing “bowchicawahwah”.  so i had to think really fast and carefully about radio, public places, my language, dad’s language, friends and tv…because nowadays primetime has creeped into daytime (even the commercials), which is another topic to discuss about eliminating televison in our house.  anyhoo, moving along, i had to think quickly ancd carefully about where on earth did he hear that little ditty.  then i realized that he had been watching his new video which i thought was non-sensual, non-vulgar and completely innocent.  who would have thought that one of the things he actually remembered from an alvin and the chipmunks movie would be bowchicawahwah.  it’s a total cartoon family kinda movie that i thought was not that bad at all.  ooooppppssss!!!! am i that completely desensitized to words, their affect and how much kids catch on.  amongst all the dvds that he has i guess i need to go back and  do an eyes and ears wide open review of all the movies (which i thought i did). there was a scene that we fast forwarded in this movie, but i guess i have to go back to my over the top restrictions.  so much for letting down my guard.  all animation is not okay.  repeat with me “all animaiton is not okay”. this is a day that i am totally standing in judgement of myself for “how good of a mommy am i?”  ever have that kind of day that you think about whether or not you’re a good parent?

i am very curious about what people allow their children to watch? was alvin and the chipmunks a good mommy or bad mommy move????? i say it was a careless mommy move.  ugh! (must admit…it was funny though)

lemme know what you think!

c ya.

toni

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slurrrrpppp…starbucks April 8, 2008

Posted by jonesgurl in coffee, connecting, customer service, my ramblings....
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okay, so i was watching nightline and one of the execs (i think) from starbucks was being interviewed.  i happened to come in at the end of the interview and heard him saying “we’re not in the coffee business serving people, we are in the people business serving coffee”.  i actually like that as a motto to go by for whatever your business is.  some people might hear that quote and think, of course they will say whatever you want to hear to get your 3, 4 or 5 dollars per yummy scrumptous specialty drink .  we all must admit that we keep on going back to starbucks or what some call st. arbucks (teehee).  i must say that when i am out shopping or out to eat or what have you, if you’re my service person and you’re nice, helpful, willing, patient, etc, just overall great in customer service, my wallet just falls open for you.  so i guess there is something to to be said for being in the people business serving or selling whatever you serve or sell.  people appreciate you connecting with them because it makes them feel that you care and usually they don’t mind paying for great service (or products). okay, so here’s an interesting question for you that are in ministry…how much better do you think people would respond to you if we took the approach of relating to them as a person vs trying to convince them of God.  i think that when you try to relate to people and their very real human needs, the God in you and the God that you serve becomes very apparent…no convincing needed.  i am not saying that it is simply put, but as you are trying to share your faith with others it is important that you see the person as Christ would see them and be just as gracious. just my thoughts. keep in mind that we all have our days and sometimes extra grace is requried:).

c ya. peace 2 ya. power to the people and all that stuff.                            toni

the miniature rock star… April 7, 2008

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okay, so my 4 year old wants to be a grown man and i desparately want to hang onto his babyhood which has left the train station smoking quite some time ago.  daily he tells me how he can’t wait to be 5 years old (mostly for the party), which is a constant reminder of how i need to make sure that i am fully engaged while he still doesn’t mind kissing his mommy in front of his friends.  anyhoo, my boy is living between a world of being a “rock star” (self proclaimed) and thomas the tank engine trains.  btw, he is now sight reading music in his guitar lessons! woohoo!!! the time is whizzzzzzzzinnnnngggggg by so i better pay attention.  i’ve gotta go now cuz apparently i’m one of the characters in his play about jonah.  you know how sometimes “strangely” wise things come out of the mouths of babes, well, i wonder who he will cast me as…one of the people from ninevah??? (teehee). anyhoo, gotta go play now. c ya.

toni

hymns on the news… April 4, 2008

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okay, so i was watching the news (is the today show the news?) anyhoo, i was watching a news show and they were doing a special piece on the anniversary of martin luther king jr’s assassination and as they segued out to commercial they were playing the instrumental version of the hymn “be thou my vision”…whatttttt!!!! you mean they didn’t play some sentimental pop song? i’m not disappointed in fact I LOVED IT!!! anyhoo, i can’t help but to wonder if whoever put that piece together must have been thinking about where we have been as a country, where we are and where we are headed and the first thing that came to mind was a desire for the the Lord’s direction in our “what next” as a country.  i immediately thought of praying for our leaders and country after seeing that piece and hearing that song, i hope they (the producers) did too.  c ya