Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mom's The Word Blog Tour With Marilynn Griffith

Marilynn Griffith stops by Tia's Pen today to provide a peek into her world of motherhood and family. She's the author of eight novels, mother to seven children, wife to a deacon and proof of God’s enduring mercy. You can catch Marilynn sharing her family adventures all week on the Mom's the Word Blog Tour.

I Found the Remote in My Purse

Seriously, a few years ago, I'm at the store, reaching into my purseto get my wallet. I feel something about the right shape and size,pull it out and...IT'S THE REMOTE TO MY TV!!!

And my children, who have perpetrated this injustice against me don'tsay a word. Not even a snicker!Well, I made up for their silence bytotally cracking up. I shouldn't have as I was trying to be a good mom and let them know that this wasn't funny, but my husband had been looking for that remote the entire evening before and all the while I'd been walking around with it!

The explanation?

Well, you told me to put it away so that he (brother) couldn't get it again and change the channel. Since we're not supposed to go in your purse, that seemed like a good place to hide it."Do you see the logic here? (Or lack of it). I did stop laughing eventually (just before the people in line behind me stopped) but later on I got to thinking about God and how I sometimes disobey Him in order to obey Him which makes no sense at all.

And yet, He loves me.

And He loves you too.

I guess I got the better parent in the deal. Still, these are times we will remember when the kids are grown and gone. Embarrassing, but fun. So...LOOK in your purse before you go to pay for something...and look into your heart when you start shoving things in places they don'tbelong.

God has a place for everything. Especially you!

About the Book - Mom's The Word

When her tall, dark, delicious husband joins their three kids in calling her “Mom,” Karol Simons has an identity crisis. Sure she loves the pint-size trio, but what’s happened to her dreams of writing a novel? Determined to have it all, she turns to her neighbor for help.

Dyanne Thornton is thrilled to stand in as Mom for three weeks so Karol can write. Bursting with baby fever, the career-woman trades her glamorous clothes and four-inch heels for the playground and potty training. She hopes to convince her reluctant husband they should start a family of their own, right away.

Everyone’s in for some big surprises…

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Ty said...


Thank you for participating in the Mom's the Word Blog Tour. Lookout for the remote at your home. Your little ones may try this.

This was a very funny story. I'm glad you chose to share it Marilynn.



upwords said...

Hey Tia! Thanks for having me. Can't wait to read your novella. :)

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely priceless Marilynn and I can totally identify.

Thanks for sharing.

Linda Beed

Renee Williams said...

ROFLMBO!!!! This is a hilarious story! I don't think I've ever had the remote in my purse, but I have found other things in the strangest places. LOL All I do is just shake my head and laugh at myself.

upwords said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies! It really was embarrassing at the time, but I couldn't do anything but laugh, especially after everyone had been searching for it. Laughing is usually the best choice. The other possibilities are frightening...