Today was such a great day, great attitude, great productivity, great behavior from all the kiddos I entertain here daily. Just an overall good day. The weather was perfection too.
I wish all days could be like today, but I will enjoy it while it lasts. It made me think tonight though how this school year has just been a good school year overall for me. We've had our issues, sure, but personally I can't complain.
And, it's Fall. Who doesn't love Fall? Perfect temperatures. The weeds aren't out of control. Flowers are still blooming. I love it.
Madelyn is super excited about her birthday party coming up. She took her invites into class today and the reaction from her friends was such excitement. A couple of them told her they were coming early that day because they are so excited. So funny. The girls in her class are cute girls though so it should be fun. Crazy, but fun. Her teacher even exclaimed over how I was willing to have all the girls over for an all-nighter. I told Madelyn to tell her teacher to pray for me. Then Madelyn mentioned she wanted to invite her teacher. We keep adding to our invite list.
Both kids were at the neighbor's yard yesterday trying to sell balloons to people for a quarter. The other week they were selling mini balloons and drinks. I don't know where this entrepreneurial spirit is coming from, but they are working it as best they can. They sold a whole bag of balloons to a man who was going to visit his sick sister. Madelyn told me she made cards that said "Jesus Loves You" on them too, but they were free "since everyone needs to know Jesus loves them." I had no idea she was making those cards. It was really sweet though.
Elijah hid with a friend at church yesterday. Scared the you know what out of me. Every gray hair that shows up on my head is a result of that kid's antics. Our church is in the city and is a super old building with all kinds of nooks and crannies. I was up and down the church looking for him only to find him under a pew. I yanked him out from under there as fast as I could. I know he was just being silly, but oh my. Best advice for kids is "Don't scare the crap out of your mother because you will suffer the wrath of that fear!" Too true. He was so sorry. He is so sensitive so he knew I was upset and told me he was "so sorry!" We got over it. I don't think he will do that again, but who knows. Boys have a different way of thinking about things.
I bought a fire pit for Madelyn's birthday party and I am looking forward to burning some things. Although just in the past week I have had two little "episodes" in my oven that could have really started a fire so I am not too confident right now as far as safely burning things. Of course now that I think about it, having a fire with at least ten ten year old girls is probably not safe from the start. We'll see.
5:45 comes early so I am off to bed. Here's hoping for another good day tomorrow!