Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fighting Frustration

I have been really busy lately finishing up the last semester of my credential. Many nights I get frustrated as my load of work seems to continue to pile up instead of lessen. The other night I was feeling really stressed; Nathan had gone off to bed, but I needed to finish the assignment I was working on. Finally I finished, but I still was feeling frustrated, and I needed to lock the dogs in the kitchen for the night. This is usually a painless task, but outside some teen kids were laughing and making a bunch of racket which, in effect, riled my dogs. As I called them they refused to come and instead wanted to hide under the couch. I called and called, trying not to get too loud as I knew Nathan was trying to sleep. Finally, in a fit of frustration, I gave up, dropped the doggie-gate on the floor and went to take a shower, Maybe when I got out the dogs would listen. Little did I know, while in the shower a little elf (Nathan), who had heard my frustration, came out and locked the dogs up for me. It was simple little act of kindness, but it spoke volumns. When I went into the bedroom Nathan was lying in bed, I thanked him for the help, but he only smirked and said, "I don't know what you are talking about" :)...silly boy. But, it was sweet of him to come to my rescue in a time of need. All my frustration was cured, and I was able to sleep peacefully that night.


  1. Aw that's so sweet. If only my husband would do something like that. lol

  2. That is really nice... isn't it funny how something SO simple can mean so much? I love those little acts that tell loads about who a person is.

  3. That's what is wonderful about marriage...helping each other in times of need.

  4. chivalry is not dead! It's those little acts of kindness that make you melt inside.


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