Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's Really Quiet Around Here

My daughter is attending her first DiscipleNow weekend. She left last night (Friday) at 5:00 and won't be home until Sunday after church. My son is playing at a friend's house all day. For the last several years I've had many Saturdays when all I wanted was a bit of quiet. Now, I've had six hours of it and I'm a bit scared. I don't really know what to do with long, uninterrupted silence! It frightens me that I've grown so used to chaos. It took me almost an hour to realize no one was watching iCarly -- it was okay to turn off the television.
I'm writing this now because my son will be home in a few hours. In another 20 he and his sister will be terrorizing each other once again. It will be quiet no longer. But I'll have this post to look back on and remember the bliss.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Can You Feel the Love?

Two days a week I teach music to Pre-K - 2nd graders. I have nine classes a day, with about 12 in each class. If you ever need a boost to your self-esteem -- teach 5 years olds (but only in 25 minute increments; if they have you all day, I'm sure they don't like you as much!). In every class someone tells me they love me, how pretty my clothes are, how much fun they are having--it does a girl good!

But the kids can also be VERY funny. Last week.... all the kids from a pre-k were sitting "criss-cross apple sauce" ready to begin. Riley (a tiny little boy) was roaming for some unknown reason! He walked past Grace, who had her super curly hair pulled up in a cute, pouffy pony tail on top of her head. Riley reached over and tousled her hair as he walked by. As only a five year old girl can do, Grace let out that frustrated "humph" sound and stated, "Don't touch my hair!" Riley just sadly shook his head and replied, "But I'm just loving on you."

Valentine's Day is coming fast! Hope you have someone to love on.