Today all the children in our neighborhood returned to school….without us!

Today I smiled as I looked in on my still blissfully sleeping children just after I heard the bus stop across the street.

Today my children dressed in their comfy, but not new summer duds.

Today we fixed breakfast together, ate, cleaned up and did not worried about the time.

Today we sang (religious) hymns, prayed, talked about God and read scriptures.

Today we recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Today we finish our math, copy work and spelling before lunch and decided to have a picnic.

Today we ate fudge on the edge of the bridge to reinforce our spelling lesson.

Today my daughters did their reading in the back yard on a blanket.

Today each child had a teacher conference, with just me.

Today their teacher knew their learning styles, their strengths, and their weaknesses.

Today their teacher loved them more than life its self.

Today we reviewed our schedule, but we already know our curriculum.

Today I photographed my children being happy, playing, working and exploring.

Today we attended karate, practiced piano and learned more about photoshop.

Today my girls played dress ups, organized their play dishes (for fun) and wrote letters to friends.

Today my children had no “homework.”

Today we hung on swings, splashed in a river, collected leaves and talked about a new bird we found.

Today we read history out loud and worked on time-lines we plan to keep for years.

Today we read a story from Shakespeare, and reenacted a scene in the living room.

Today my children stayed up past the sun so that they could spend more time with Da and see the stars.

Today my children were with me for 24 hours.

and they will do it all again Tomorrow.

2 Responses

  1. Seth says:

    I like that. ^^

  2. Heidi says:

    Anne, that was beautiful!!