We gave mom the day off today since it was her birthday yesterday. After eight-years of being a mom, one day off seemed generous. So she took leave early this morning and dad was in charge of the kids. As you can imagine, that can make for an exciting day.
However, before mom left, she was still a mom and she set me up with coupons from McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Jack in the Box and Chick-fil-A.
The kids played with the neighbor children for a bit and then off to pick up all our free food. On the way to one of the stops, Tristen asked Haydn about sharing. It went like this:
Tristen: Hey buddy, you gonna share some of that?
Haydn: Sure, let me lick my fingers off first.
Tristen: Oh great!
Haydn has always been a thoughtful kid.
Next up, the pool. Being homeschoolers has it advantages. All the other kids were in school and the pool was ours for the afternoon. Ansa took advantage of the situation and preferred to swim in the nude. It was pretty cool. It’s an urbanites version of being a country girl.
From there, we went to Bloom for a cartoon video and their free cookies. The kiddos were worn out, but pretty much sin free. My personal highlight was Tristen’s interpretation of the church meeting yesterday. She said,
Hey da-da, yesterday was sooo much fun at the church meeting. During our class we had our teaching time and then went to see the spaceship (not sure what that is) and from there we went into the AWANA room and had worship time and then our time was over. It was so much fun, that I forgot that we were at the church meeting.
This was super-encouraging to me. I want my children to fall in love with God’s people, particularly at God’s meeting place. This was one of those rare moments in her life where she emoted in such a way. God is so kind.
It was a very good day. They were worn out. Daddy too.
Mommy had her nails done, got a hair cut and bought some new clothes for her b’day!! Girlfriend is looking good!!