During the last couple of years I could be often heard saying, "It's a yellow school bus day!" That meant that home schooling was particularly challenging that day.
We had a great morning. Mom woke up before everyone else
due purely to nerves so I could get showered and ready first. We woke up the boys at 6:45 and they hopped right up and got dressed in the clothes they excitedly laid out last night.
We then huddled up with blankets in our chilly living room for our family Bible time. We took this recommendation from the book "Going Public" by David and Kelli Pritchard. We've been reading together on and off all summer, but plan to do this every morning before school from here on out. Five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs each morning.
It's so fun to hear the examples that the boys apply to God's word. There is truth at every maturity level.
Then they all hopped up to the breakfast bar and devoured some cereal. I ushered them upstairs to get hair combed and teeth brushed. We took the lunches that I made last night out of the refrigerator and put them in their backpacks and headed off for the bus.
A couple of neighbors were gathered at the end of our street waiting for our bus driver Joe.
Unfortunately, Squirt is three-going-on-seven and thought he was going with his brothers on the cool school bus.
Not so, youngling.
want to cry in front of the neighbors need to cry with all the tears that Squirt was spilling. But I caught my Beloved choked up as the bus doors closed.