Yes, I should know this. I should probably know a lot of other things, too. But when I have a toddler holding onto my ankles asking for a drink, another crying from an owie and a third repeating the same phrase over and over until I acknowledge her – all while I’m trying to get the gosh darn recipe together before lunchtime…is it any wonder I have to ask, “How many cups in a quart?”
How many of you out there know what I’m talking about?
How Many Cups in a Quart? …And Other Important Questions
Why do toddlers pick dinner time prep to become clingy, needy, whiny?
Why does this time frame all of a sudden make me feel like I’m failing my kids and hubby? (Should I be doing something differently so they aren’t whiny and complain-y? Is the hubby going to hate coming home if he finds us like this too often?)
Why do I usually forget that His grace is available for me even in those moments?
These very important questions have answers that are far more important than converting measurements. These questions make up the deeply woven fabric of our lives. And at times, the fabric seems to be fraying. Quickly.
It’s in those times that I’m in serious need of encouragement:
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 (download the full week of encouraging Scripture memory cards here)
Rather than another list of things to do (rejoice, be patient, pray…a lot), this verse can remind me that if I’m being called to rejoice…there is something(s) to rejoice in. If I’m being encouraged to be patient and pray, that there is some reason.
In those moments I can rejoice in the hope of my salvation, secure and eternal. I can patiently walk my toddlers through more tantrums. And I can pray for grace and help to a God who hears every word, answering beyond my imagination.
Big “G” Eats the Quarts
Since I was always looking this information up (how many cups in a quart, how many pints in a gallon, etc.) in the middle of chaos, I figured it might be something I should just make up to have posted in my kitchen. But, why create something boring, says I! Let’s make it pretty! And give it away to my friends on Growing Up Triplets! (A form of grace, maybe, in those moments of confusion? )
So here ya go – just like that:
A Gallon Eats the Quarts – free printable
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