Not enough really happened this week to justify a day-by-day recap, so I’ll just free form it this time.
We kicked off the weekend with the first tailgate of the year. So much better than last year’s first tailgate when we tried to give Ryan heat stroke for his birthday. The weather this year has been so nice, it’s almost like we weren’t living in Oklahoma.
That is until mid-week when allergies took out me and Alex. We managed to get most of the schoolwork accomplished except for some read-alouds. It is hard to read when you can’t breathe. Apparently OKC was just named the #10 worst place to live for those suffering from seasonal allergies. That is pretty much everyone. Something out here is going to make you sneeze eventually.
One of my major challenges every day is getting Alex to go outside. He always has an excuse for not going. In his defense, I don’t want to be out there either. It is always way too hot (or cold), windy (which means dusty), and you are likely to be attacked by several species of bugs and spiders. We have the added benefit of living near a creek, so we get snakes…indoors.
My second week of Sunday school went well. I taught the creation story and introduced the Trinity. The kids notebooked. The girls drew beautiful flowers and the boys drew bears and Army men. You know, on the sixth day, God made Army men.
School this week was nothing real exciting except that Alex borrowed some new books from a friend. One of them was A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace. He was loving it. Read the whole thing over the course of a few days. On the last day, he spent almost all of his quiet time sitting on the couch with it. I noticed he was almost finished and asked if he was going to keep reading to the end. He looked up at me with a sad kind of look and said,
“The dog dies.”
I almost teared up and I haven’t even read the darn thing. Poor kid. I didn’t mean to traumatize him with free reading time. This author has other books about dogs, but now I’m a little nervous about getting them. Maybe he’s gone on a dog killing spree that I want no part of. I’m pretty sure I’m taking this harder than Alex did. It was just all so shocking!
Ryan whined a lot this week. Alex had a den meeting and earned his Bobcat badge. Cooper learned to say ‘apple.’ Josh did baby stuff. Those are the highlights, people. Have a great weekend!
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