Vying for Mom of the Year
It was a busy summer, but it passed by quickly….and I held on to some special surprises for the end of summer….. vying for that coveted position of Mom of the Year. It isn’t something I strive for daily….not even in the moments. It’s a position, I don’t think I’ll ever truly hit the grand mark on, but that doesn’t keep me from trying.
So, last week….I surprised my kids by not having any school work scheduled and a few surprises they were unaware of.
Many of our friends in public and homeschool began their school year last week. To celebrate, we (homeschool families) met at the park for a little post school lunch, picnic and time of fellowship. It was fun and my children said it was their best Back To School Day Yet! (thought, this wasn’t our first day….we have logged 20 days, I think it would be great to take a week off….because we can!)
A few days later, I piled the kids in the car and took them to a local water park. A sweet friend had given us passes and I saved them all summer. Waiting for a day that would not be crowded. Why? Well, I have three very active children and I wanted to ensure we could enjoy our first visit together without long lines and too much anxiety. I pegged it right…and they enjoyed the water slides and having a ton of fun.
Based on the smiles and the never-ending hugs, I would say it was a pretty wonderful day….
Who doesn’t like jumping up and down with gallons of water being dumped on your head?
I had one last surprise. When we arrived home, my Dad was there. He had driven to see us and was ready for hugs from his Grand Babies. I am ashamed to say, the weekend was so busy, I failed to take a picture of them with him. But, as you can see by this picture, out adventure did not end at the water park. When we arrived home, the kids were excited and wanted to show Grandpa everything. This one, my oldest…he pushes the bar…and I’ve learned, he is just going to push the limits his entire life. He has very little fear and a very high tolerance for pain. His constant running, jumping, skateboarding, falling, climbing….it’s proof, God created many of us to truly never touch the ground but to remain in mid-flight. So, as he was showing off some new ‘break-dance’ moves…he took the word ‘break’ a little too seriously, jumped backwards and broke his thumbs. (Reason number 5,294,432,114,305 to homeschool….you can learn to work or let Mom write for you when you have broken thumbs)….
What are your Miscellaneous Moments?