16 December, 2009
School or Relationships?
We've had a rough couple of days this week. I'm fighting a cold and i feel a bit lousy, not mention my attitudes affect about 8 other people. This afternoon i ended up having to apologize to the children and after a round of group hugs and prayer (trust me, we needed it), i decided to completely rearrange our day. I was planning on the kids working on school while the twins were napping and Josh was already in bed. Eric was sweeping the kitchen floor and preparing to do 2 pages of math, which he was dreading. And then I remembered with a jolt that one of the main reasons we homeschool is for relationship. Lately i've been in a bit of a "push" mode, forcing myself and the kids to do school, no matter what. I decided phooey on that and informed the children that we're skipping school today and instead, we're going to drink hot tea, cuddle under a few blankets, and i'm going to read to them. The response was nothing less than dramatic. Eric started using the broom to create a few dance moves and saying how he feels like he's in a dream. Emily and Zac cleaned up the living room in no time, we hauled Josh out of bed ( he kept saying what a "skinny" nap he had), lighted a few candles, and started reading. When i looked at their shining eyes, shining because of joy instead of tears, i knew that it was God who rearranged my day.