I was barely out of bed and out of the bathroom when all three school girls came into my bedroom fully dressed, coat and backpack on, asking for me to help fix their hair. Wow….they must have really been looking forward to going back to school! They didn’t get ready that fast the first day of school! I quickly helped with ponytails and ribbons. Even sprayed a little body spray on their hair. More for me than for them. I love to get cuddles and hugs and smell their hair. They all passed on breakfast hoping that we’d leave for school a little earlier than normal. We had time in Proverbs with their Daddy and discussed the differences between and a”woman” and a “lady”. To which Liberty proudly exclaimed “Mom is definitely a lady”. It was the smoothest of all school mornings this entire year! So, I have no mayhem to report. Strange huh?!
When I was nine I:
Jumped off a balance beam and broke my arm.
Tried to hold Brian Hamilton’s hand during movie time at school.
Went on my first date ever…not with Brian though…(I wish I had a picture to show you. I had my cast on my arm and a neighbor rolled my hair. It was hideous! We went to see Soul Man.)
Was in love with Pac-Man, Donkey King and Frogger. Our family kept score on a chalkboard. It was a HUGE deal!
Was wearing leg warmers.
Did as little school work as I could get away with and my grades showed it.
My daughter Brooklyn is nine and she:
Got an excellent report card today from a Portuguese speaking school! (I couldn’t do that in an English speaking school!)
Read about 10 books over the Christmas break.
Could break her arm just walking across the kitchen. She has no need to jump off anything!
Would never dream of trying to hold a boys hand.
And I’d never consider sending her to the movies with a little blond headed German boy like my Mom did!
Got Pac-Man for Christmas and has no idea how to play it. (Poor girl)
Can conjugate a verb in Portuguese in a flash!
Can whip up some mean cheese toast and chocolate milk…for 5 kids at once!
I tell you what….sometimes I think my kids are raising me. I’ve learned so much from them.
~~~”Brooklyn, Faith & Lib….you’re doing great! Your first ever report cards are amazing! And to think you did it all in another language just thrills my heart! Keep up the great work. Be a light shining for Jesus. Allow Him to use you. I love you all!~~~~Mom”