Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Meet Me in Chapter 3My friend Lori Palatnik says you "meet people in chapter 3." Meaning you are clueless as to what people experienced before you met them, including upbringing, childhood, challenges, traumas, or triumphs.
If you would have walked into my house a couple of Friday nights ago at 9 pm, here's what you would have seen:
Me, standing at the sink washing dishes. Husband, asleep on the couch. Daughters, reading on the couch. Toys, strewn across the floor.
Here's what you may have concluded:
This woman does everything around here! Why is her husband snoozing on the couch while she does the dishes?! And what about those spoiled kids - why does she let them slack off??Here's what happened in chapter one and two:
Husband encouraged me to take a nap earlier that afternoon. While I napped, he cleaned up the house, bathed the kids, and finished up in the kitchen.
Husband woke up at 4:45 am that morning while I woke up at 7:30 am.
Daughters helped all afternoon and evening with carpools, shopping, salad-making, serving dinner while I sat at the table, and clearing the table.
Can't wait for chapter 4!
Have you made the mistake of meeting others in chapter 3, not realizing that you haven't read chapters one and two?
By Ruchi Koval 10:37 PM Jewish inspiration