Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Not-so-random acts of quiet defiance

  • Throwing away the church magazines as soon as they come in the mail.  (They're available online, right?)

  • Tossing the almost-daily Deseret Book flyer.

  • Encouraging the youngest to do the things she loves even if they conflict with Mutual activities.  (Oh, bad mom, wanting a well-rounded and happy child!)

  • Leaving my tea and instant coffee on the counter in plain sight.  (The horror!) 

It's the little things that bring joy to your heart.  Heheheheh.


  1. I can SO relate to this! When my daughter's Ensign comes in the mail (it's in her name now), I leave it in the plastic cover and place it on a pile of unopened Ensigns in her room. She lives in an apartment in Provo and I never notify her they arrive. Obviously she hasn't missed them...

    Also, freshly brewed coffee on the weekends so the smelll permeates the entire house so the kids get a good whif when waking up. So evil.

  2. Sometimes bigger things can bring joy to your heart as well...
    Perhaps a larger cup of coffee?

  3. First, I love all the different farting pics you keep finding and posting to your blog. I had no idea there were so many awesome illustrations of farting. Speaking of ... have you seen this?

    Your list made me laugh. My biggest not-so-random act of defiance was sending a loving, respectful, and very honest letter to my parents and telling them to back the hell off when they started trying to turn my daughter against me. Of course it's still referred to among the true believing gossipers as "that really mean and hateful letter!" but it was lovely how well it worked when it came to setting some firm boundaries.

    Give 'em hell!

  4. Fanny, we are such bad, bad mommies. :-)

    FritoLay, you know it. And nuts. Lots of nuts.

    CD, I never meant to take the farting theme so far but it's so fun! And the video had me snorting! The laughing was contagious. And I raise my glass to setting boundaries!