As luck would have it, Taevy ran out of medication yesterday for ADHD. Typically this means a rough day. Yesterday, it meant I had a super creative, super involved daughter. She started doing school with the little ones at about 10am, and it didn't stop until almost dinner time. The entire time the littles were totally enthralled! I don't say Taevy "plays" school with them, because there is nothing fake about it. The little ones LEARN and they have a blast! They do alphabet, and numbers, and art, and music/dancing and P.E.--they do it all! Samren steps in sometimes as "Teacher's Aide" but most of the time this isn't his cup of tea. Instead, he spent the day reading and exercising on Wii Fit. [I'll give him credit for real exercise because he was jogging and such, rather than just doing balance games.]
The kids playing a game they made up, using prescription bottle lids!
Four kids, occupied with activities for hours, meant that I was able to finally catch up a bit on my work! Still a lot to do, but it felt so good to make a dent in it.
Before we went to bed last night I prayed over all the children before having that special time again with Bright--with our prayers and chocolate. He is *SO* into this. He's eating it up. It makes him feel so special and grown up. Last night, I prayed, and then I asked him to pray. He thought I was asking him to pray over me (!). It was so cute. He put his hands on my head and caressed my hair (like I do him) and said, "God, please help mommy to be a good mommy tomorrow. Please help her not hurt. Help her have good work and help her have fun playing tomorrow. Amen." After he did that I said thank you, but asked him to pray for HIMSELF. He was so specific, it surprised me. "God, please help me be good boy tomorrow. Please help me not to steal mommy's ear plugs or lotion. Help me to stay in bed. Help me be happy. Amen." Couldn't have said it better myself!