Painting = a Good Morning

Today we started with painting. I’ve seen a lot of boredom and distraction in the kids attitude about school over the past few days. It may have something to do with being at the beach last week…just maybe. So I decided to go off script and let them paint the sun right after the Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer. It was a good move (read in pep talk voice). It still pertained to our lesson plan, so I felt good. They were excited to put on their little smocks and cover the table with our really gliterry plastic table cloth. Of course, when Declan got to go into the other room to watch Wildcrats and Mckenna had to stay to do school the distraction and disinterest returned. We read a few extra books from the library and that helped, too. I guess mama always said there’d be days like this. So, we marched through all our subjects and left a few things off our to do list. My to do list, however, actually got completed. It may be the first time ever! I think it was more about being less strict with my time and keeping my list realistic. At the end of the day, it felt so good to sit down to dinner that had been roasting in the crock pot all day. Gosh! I love crock pots. I hope everyone sleeps well tonight and doesn’t overload their to-do list for tomorrow. And maybe add something creative to the mix… like painting the sun. It’s good to start the day with something that draws out that passion from...