Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pass of all passes! & Prayer

My sister called and told me to get the deal of the Century ... so I did! (Well I don't think its as good of a deal as Paul and Serena's all you can fly for $500 - but I can't afford that so this had to be the deal)

For $34.95 we got a season pass to:

2 different Trafalga locations - mini-golf, roller-coaster, laser tag, bumper boats, go-karts
2011 7-peaks pass - waterpark
owlz games - not sure exactly what sport they play but its all good
flash games - indoor arena football

Anyway, we went last night and the kids had a blast.  To make sure we get good use out of these passes they will be used for weekends, holidays, date nights, and family nights.
Yesterday, we "thought" Jacob had a soccer game at 5:30 which meant we needed to leave the house by 4:15, but he doesn't get off the bus until 3:45 or 3:50.  He walked in the door and I told him to run up to get ready for his game.  A little while later he came down and told me his jersey wasn't in his soccer bag, so I told him some other places to look.  He looked in those places so I told him some other places to look.  He looked and looked and then I started looking. 

Of course I got grumpy at him that it wasn't where it was supposed to be. (The kids like to hide the laundry I so neatly wash and fold for them - it's a conspiracy, I swear!  I can't count the times I have found folded laundry in my dirty laundry baskets.)  Back to the story, I enlisted the help of the rest of the family and told them to hurry b/c it was getting really close to the time we had to leave.  Meanwhile, Jacob says okay I am going to say a prayer. 

Being the good mother, that I am, we continue to go about our business of searching while Jacob kneels in Prayer.  At the same time he comes back into the room, Hailey comes down the stairs with his jersey in tow.  It, of course, was in his soccer bag, where it rightfully belonged and where we had already looked twice.

Prayer works - next time I will stop and join him instead of being in a hurry.

Then last night he could not find his pass of all passes at the end of the night.  I was gathering them all up for safe keeping.  I, of course, scolded him and told him to retrace his steps and go find it.  (I don't like the pattern I'm seeing here)

He set off on his way and came right back with it.  He had said a prayer that he would be able to find it quickly and so he did. 

I know that prayer works but sometimes it is the last thing that I think of for the trivial things.  I am so glad I have such wonderful kids to teach me of its power.  Lesson Learned!


Cortney said...

I'm glad you're blogging now :) Caleb is adorable! The Owlz are orems minor league baseball team that feeds into the LA angels I believe. That pass sounds fun! I wish we lived there so we could get one too!

Stacey said...

Isn't it funny how we get all worked up trying to 'get things done'? You must be doing something right for him to think to pray :)

Mandy said...

What a good kid, you taught him well.

Alisa said...

Out of all my kids ... it comes a little more naturally to Jacob. I can't take the credit.