Can I just say? It’s cold! It’s not quite “To Build a Fire” cold, but it is cold! We had to be at church super duper early and our van wouldn’t start.
Oh yeah, we bought a van! I haven’t mentioned it because I wanted to post a picture with it, but it has been dirty since we bought it home, and I wanted to pretend at least for a moment, we don’t drive a filthy vehicle. I love driving the van.
Anyway, we got to church a bit late for Kevin’s tech duties, but it was not a big deal. I helped stuff bulletins while the children sat so still and quiet, I mistook them for some Amish woman’s children. service was good, and then I helped out in the preschool. I’m going to be teaching two Sundays a month now; they needed help in there worse than in the nursery.
I think it will be fun; I just liked the nursery because the toddlers aren’t talking yet, and I do sometimes get so weary of constant chatter. In reality, only one little girl talked, and all the other little children, including my own little chatterbox, never hardly made a peep.
For part of the lesson on cooperation, we all put together a 2’x3′ puzzle of Joseph and his coat of many colors. I am horrible at puzzles! I never really do them, so I was delighted to hear Aviana make comments like, “I’m reawwy dood at puzzwles”, because I was feeling like this child’s puzzle was too hard for me! But luckily with three teachers and the children, it was doable. (One would hope! Right?)
I reconnected with an old friend from the days when we were both single, so I’m looking forward to getting together with her again.
After naps, we watched the BBC version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Aviana loved it. Then we read from Little House in the Big Woods for an hour. I love sharing my childhood favorites with her. I have lots more on my mental list…
What are your childhood favorites?