I’m so glad it’s Friday.
For some reason, I’m exhausted. Like I’ve really done something this week. Just the normal things…school with preschoolers, cooking meals, washing all the dishes, washing all the clothes and hanging them out, changing stinky diapers(and for the record…boys diapers are more stinky than girls…why is that?) going to the school three times a day, homework…in Portuguese no less, cleaning a house that’s much bigger than I realized, scooping dog poop out of the yard so I don’t have to keep washing shoes covered in poop, doctoring boo-boo’s, fixing hair every morning…never mine, the “school girls”….mine is always last, if it ever gets done, bathing kids, blow-drying hair…etc…
And while I’m typing this I am reminded that my fridge is nasty….my kitchen counters and appliances are greasy…and so is my hair…Overwhelmed…yep, that’s the word.
Enough of that…let’s move on to something praise worthy.
This week, during music class the teacher asked for a volunteer. She wanted someone to sing a song of their choice and use their newly made instruments, water bottles filled with rice. Faith, having to always be the center of attention, excitedly raised her hand and was called on by the teacher. She got in front of the class and sang “Jesus Loves Me” in English. The teacher loved it and drew her a crown on the board as her prize. The teacher asked her to sing it again and Faith did it gladly. The teacher then gave her two more crowns, for a grand total of 3!! She was so excited about getting three crowns. I was so excited to hear that she sang about God’s love in school. The Portuguese kids know enough English to get the drift of the song, and the music teacher I am told, speaks English. —What do you think about that?! Pretty Cool huh!
The weather is beautiful. The trees haven’t changed colors really, but it’s cool and crisp and reminds Michael and I of football season. I love this time of year and I miss my fall decorations I had to leave in the States. However we are looking forward to a visit from my Mom and Stepdad the first of November.