Monday we began our first day of school. So, the traditions began. At bedtime, the family gathered in the upstairs hall and we went around the circle praying out loud for the new school year. It was so precious I wish I had video taped it! Then once the kids were asleep, I set up stuffed animals in both of their bedrooms with books in their hands. So they woke to their playmates already deep into their studies!
Then they came to the kitchen to find that it was “Daddy Donut Day”. Periodically, daddy surprises the kids and announces that it is “Daddy Donut Day!” and he takes them to a donut shop. The start of a new school year definitely demands a Daddy Donut Day.
Another mom at church recommended I have my daughter put on one of my dresses and my son one of my husband’s shirts. Then take a picture of them every year in the same dress and shirt and watch them grow. Someday they will fit into our clothes. So we did this! Although I laughed when Alexis announced – “it fits”! It sorta does – I guess I should have chosen one with sleeves that was longer! Lol!
Then we put on our “school clothes” and took pictures outside like my mom always did when I was a kid.
Then we went into the school room and began school (if you wonder where we got two computers read my post here).
It was a picture perfect day. The schedule was working perfectly until after 11am when Alexis clogged our bathroom toilet and it flooded her bathroom and leaked into the light fixture in the kitchen. Needless to say, that was NOT on the schedule – but it was definitely a learning experience for all of us!
May God bless your school year as you go through the ups and downs of the year ahead.
3 John 4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”