Thursday, September 4, 2008
Some days I wonder if I have any sense at all and I wonder how in the world I will ever impart wisdom to my children other than the "what not to do" kind. Today, Elisha, Micah and I were making bread. We measured out all of the water, oil, yeast, dough enhancer, honey,....all the liquid stuff and had it in my Bosch Universal Bread Mixer. In retrospect I am thinking that I must usually put the first couple cups of flour in first before I start the mixer because today I did not and it was not good. I turned on the mixer and it started slinging liquid out all over the counter. In a moment of panic (I don't do well with panic, obviously), I reached over to turn it off and turned it to high instead. The mixer then likened itself to a carnival ride spinning out of control. Bread ingredients began hurtling all over my kitchen plastering everything in sight including the girls and I! When I finally got the thing turned off, we all stood there open mouthed. They turned to look at me and we all burst out laughing. We cleaned (and cleaned and cleaned AFTER we changed our clothes) and agreed that getting oil and honey off the kitchen floor was not so funny. We did make bread, but our bread making experience took us about 1 1/2 extra hours today. Now, we have been reading a lot about wisdom lately, "Wisdom is the principal thing: therefore, get wisdom" (Proverbs 4:7). Maybe God allows us to do brainless things in order to remind us not to get upset when our kids do them and also to help us show them how to react when things go awry. Maybe I am the one that acquired a bit of wisdom today.....the Lord knows I need it.