Friday, June 13, 2008

The World Doesn't Revolve Around You

Ok, maybe it was just me, but I heard this saying growing up...well, a lot.

"Sarah, the world doesn't revolve around you..."

Apparently, I was one of the self-centered children who thought that the world did, indeed, revolve around me.

I think, through the years, I have learned my lesson. I don't believe that the world revolves around me, but Wednesday night at church - well, there was an exception.

It's funny the things you do to have fun with kids. JIm and I brought Kayle, Connor and Cole to church on Wednesday night because I spent the latter half of the afternoon baby-sitting them. We showed up about 1 hour early, thinking Cole had a youth group meeting - so we spent that hour thinking of ways to kill time.

One of those ways was to hang out in the temporary nursery (which is WAY bigger than the normal one) and have a "spinning contest."

Connor had his handy-dandy stopwatch and timed us. His record, before falling, was 1 minute and 30 seconds. And his little sister Kayle had him beat by 15 seconds. I don't remember what my time was. After finishing my "spin cycle" the second time, I was forced to the floor while the world really did revolve around me. The room was spinning viciously and I remembered that I wasn't a kid anymore and that I couldn't stomach those kinds of games. The rest of the evening, I felt like losing my lunch.

Jim, on the other hand, is one amazing guy. He came into the nursery and I hired him out to join the spinning contest, while I held the stopwatch. To my surprise, he agreed. (Does this count as ministry?)

Kayle and I watched as Jim and Connor faced off in a one-on-one spinning match. By 3 minutes, we requested that they stop for fear someone would actually lose their lunch. But, being boys, they pressed on. Someone had to give, but no one did. There was a tie - 5 minutes of spinning! How insane!

Both Jim and Connor stopped. Connor wobbled and plopped down in the glider chair. Jim had this look of achievement on his face that I couldn't resist testing.

"Walk over to me, Jim." I said. I'm so devious! I couldn't wait to see the "dizzy walk!"

Much to my dismay and surprise, he did walk over to me and in a completely straight line.

My husband amazes me. I guess he's less selfish - because the world didn't revolve around him, like it did me. Oiy.

3 comments:

princessofsomething said...

I totally love getting dizzy. But I think I would die if I spun around that much. YOWZA!

P.S. Thanks for the muffins. They made my day! :)

HonorMommy said...

nah...he probably just knows the trick of focusing on one stationary spot as you're spinning... ;-P

Sarah said...

You're welcome for the muffins! It made my day to know you'd get to enjoy them, not just virtually via the computer!

Oh...and about the stationary spot thing...you're right, he's good at that, Tara. I tried it, too. I tried staring at my prettily painted tonails as I spun. Apparently, it made things worse. I could see the whirl of the carpet pattern...too out-of-this-world like. Oiy! BUT, I don't know if 8 year old Connor knew about the stationary focus trick...and he made it the whole 5 minutes, too! Maybe the more you do it, the more you get used to it...???

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