Freaky Friday – Decaffeinated!

So I’m adjusting to the decaf coffee this week – and not feeling the lack of caffeine too much. Fatigue is just part of my pregnancies, so I’m happy with 1 cup of good decaf in the morning. =)

My girls & I watched the movie, Freaky Friday, last week. Although Curly is only 4, she totally understood the concept and we have been pretending to switch bodies sometimes. It’s been pretty funny. She likes to be bossy (can’t figure out where she gets that), and I’ve been imitating some of her behaviors, too. We’ve had fun.

Curly got her ears pierced middle of last week, and it seems like she’s grown up all of a sudden. She decided to go for it after talking about it – backing out of it at the last second before – and seeing her friends at school with earrings. Georgie already has pierced ears, so she decided to go for it and did GREAT! She picked out her purple heart earrings and sat on my lap while the 2 ladies explained what they were doing. She jumped a little and said, “Ow” but then she kinda sat up and said, “Oh Cool!” before she even saw them. After that we rode an escalator – which was another big “Fear Factor” for her and since then, she’s just been more confident and less fearful.

She still climbed into bed with us in the middle of the night last night – she mumbled something about “trees” and hid her face, so we cuddled for a bit before I tucked her back into bed.

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to switch bodies with someone and live their experiences for 24 hours. And have them live mine. Like walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, it’s a good practice that I need to consider more often.

So today – Friday the 13th – that is my goal: To think about how OTHERS might be feeling and what they might be experiencing before I get upset or bent out of shape. I’m going to practice walking a mile in their shoes.

After I finish my coffee. =)

14 thoughts on “Freaky Friday – Decaffeinated!

  1. Star says:

    You are right, it is very easy to get caught up in your own life and have trouble “getting” how others are feeling! What a great goal for today…I think I wil “borrow” it, if you don’t mind!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Jade @ No Longer 25 says:

    I love that film, you are so right to take that message away from it. It’s so important to try and understand what other people are feeling, although sometime it’s impossible.

    I remember getting my ears pierced, it made me feel so grown up, just like my Mum!

    Hope you enjoy your decaff coffee, some of the brands are just as good as the real stuff taste wise especially when served with a chocolate biscuit!

    Have a great weekend,
    Jade

  3. LydiaCate says:

    Two things…I had no idea you were expecting…CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you get to feeling spectacular soon. This is number?? 4? How exciting which ever number this is! Second, I had no idea it was Friday the 13th. I new it was Friday and that’s about it.
    I too love your idea of paying attention to the thoughts and feelings of others! I’ve been practicing “less of me” here lately. Thanks for the idea! Our world needs a lot of that kind of thinking!
    Blessings to you!

  4. Steph says:

    Ditto on what LydiaCate said! Wow… it seems like pregnancy is everywhere. Wonder when I’m gonna get in on the action? 😉
    I love the idea of switching places with someone. It’s such an awesome way to look at the Golden Rule.
    Have a great (freaky) Friday!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Awww – ear piercing – such a great rite of passage! Freaky Friday is one of my favorite movies – I remember watching the old one when I was young! Have a great weekend!

  6. Joyce says:

    Congrats! Prayers for this next chapter in your life.

    I have watched the old Freaky Friday but not the new one. It’s interesting to think about things from another’s point of view, even if we’ve never switched bodies.

  7. Julia says:

    I bet my girls would like that movie too. And I think both could benefit from the lesson about seeing things from another person’s point of view. Great thoughts!

  8. Jean Stockdale says:

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I had a wonderful time with the ladies in Ala. They had about 25 tables decorated and each one was fabulous. The ladies were so created.

    I just loved how they used the Scripture to be the “centerpiece of each centerpiece.” What a great way to keep Christ the focus of every celebration.

    I am adding a picture that I should have included. The ladies that did the clock centerpiece used old stretch wristband watches as napkin rings! Too cute. Check back and see it. And didn’t you love the footprints in the sand? How clever. Anyways, thanks for stopping by. Hope the pictures will spark some creativity for you! Blessings.

  9. Marie says:

    It’s lovely that you can make these special memories with your daughter…I’m sure she’ll remember them for years…..enjoy them now, in a flash they’ll be gone!

  10. Rachel Anne says:

    Yes, how did I miss the announcement about your pregnancy??? Have you been holding out on us?

    I hope you are feeling well and can fight through the fatigue. OR give in to it….sometimes you gotta do that. Coffee withdrawal would be hard for me at this point in life.

    Great goal for the day! Love it.

  11. Rachel Anne says:

    So I forgot to say Congratulations in my comment!! What wonderful news 🙂 I got up in the middle of typing and forgot my train of thought!

    Many blessings upon you, Queen Mommy!

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