Sunday, December 5, 2010
playing St. Nick
Today at church we talked about how tomorrow, Dec 6, is St. Nick's birthday. Our priest shared how St. Nick is revered for thinking of others before himself, and that was our take-away message. I feel like at church that is typically the message: do good and think of others before yourself. The funny thing is, many of us (me, at least) still need the reminder! It's kind of like in my classroom, I feel like I should tell my students certain things (like 'listen to my directions') and by day 60 they should all definitely have it. But here we are, adults, still needing to be reminded to think of others.
So, I thought of a small, but great way to implement this into my own life. E has been a little stressed and grumpy off and on. He was recently really sick for a few days, and that, plus the end of the teaching quarter has thrown him off a bit. So, I've decided that for the rest of the month, I will take on a job he can't stand - making Miss P's lunch. I typically put her to bed, and he makes her lunch. I don't really mind either job, but don't want to do both. Since I usually cook and E usually cleans up though, he typically takes on making lunches. Read this hilarious post about lunch-making. Apparently, a lot of people can't stand it. : ) Anyway, what a nice and easy way to show him I love him - and, by offering to do both jobs all month - putting someone else before myself. (Granted, we have two weeks of vacation, later this month, but hey, still counts, right?)