Some things just require supervision when you give a task to a child….like asking them to set the “timer” on the microwave. This should NOT be confused with actually turning the microwave on, especially when the timer is for 45 minutes and there is a plastic lid in the microwave. Lesson learned by all!
When someone asks one of the kids a question, I always smile (and maybe cringe a little) not knowing how they will respond. While at their annual physical the other day (which apparently hasn’t taken place in over 5 years for my boys), the Dr. asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up. Gress responded, “a professional fisherman”, Mcree responded, “a stunt man”, and Mabry said, “a ballerina” and proceeded to spin around the doctor’s office.
We have been talking about our kids friends lately and what they like about them, or in some cases what things they wish were different. It sparked a great conversation in asking the kids how they thought people saw them. No one could answer a single response. It’s a great lesson in how you present yourself and what you value. It shows up in who you are and how people see you. No doubt this will be a lifelong ongoing conversation.
Speaking of conversations, I have loved having more grown up conversations with Gress lately. There have been sweet deep moments of sharing our hearts and working out life’s situations. He has always been my helper with so many things and it has been fun to be side by side a lot lately. The other day I asked him to help me prep a bunch of food. He was responsible for washing and cutting up all the vegetables. No fingers were lost in this experiment. He also made guacamole and from scratch chocolate chip cookies. This kid loves to be in the kitchen, which one day might serve him really well. And as the other kids see how much he gets to taste test the food, they want to be in the kitchen too! HA!
It’s raining today here so as we finish up a few school subjects, we have also added lots of game playing. The boys can’t get enough of the game Sorry. Rad and I might just play cards every night so I think that love has infected the kids as well. I am dreaming of summer activities and we might just have to start a neighborhood kids game day!