It was one of those days. The ones where everyone was just off, a little too self focused, and just plain sensitive. I myself was having a great day but the kids were rubbing each other all wrong and I was trying really hard to not let it ruin my mood. We sat down to pray and asked God to help us be better servants of each other. Not less than 5 minutes later someone was off again. So we finished up our main work and FINALLY, after talking about it for over a year, we had a “poetry tea time.” We set the table, Gress picked flowers from the woods, we filled the teapot with lemonade put out a plate of cookies and strawberries and we gathered fun poems and stories. We read and laughed and had a great time. Gress was nervous that he wasn’t going to be able to read the poems the right way. He did perfect. It was sweet. And different. And their moods were changed…for the better.
After our poetry tea time, Gress was feeling the excited urge to do some creative writing. AHHH…YES! OF COURSE YOU CAN WRITE. He has been working on a short story about a knight and we have been working on finding the main idea, how to change usual words to more interesting ones, how to elaborate one point and take away the other and so much more. He is in love with writing. I think when I told him he could write whatever he wanted and spelling or grammar didn’t matter, his imagination took off. This has been fun to watch.
And Mabry had a little painting time today. This girl could paint all day long!