The great thing about learning is that it is a 24/7 kind of gift.
While we can put the books down and stop recording every
little thing we do for "school" we can have the most fun and
find the most interesting of things all around us.
Our chickens are a hoot.
We have learned valuable lessons about diligence,
motherhood and protectiveness as we have a new
chick. We have observed the little one learn to drink
by carefully watching the hens and then mimicking their
actions. Such bright little eyes and a happy dance after
the very first drink. Mikey wondered if the water acted
like an energy drink to the chick. It was very funny.
It makes me aware that always the kids' eyes are watching
and learning from my actions and attitudes. This week
I found out that when we had last been at Sight and Sound
Theatre to see the drama about Joseph,
one of our sons had spent a lot of time watching me for my
reactions because I had told him that there were many parts
that made me cry. He was curious as to which ones.
Now we have to take him back so he can
actually watch the show. It is just an example...but one I
know to be so very true. They are designed to watch and
learn...just like the little chick.
What are your children observing in you?
You are teaching them just as much, if not more
from your life than you do from all of that nifty
curriculum you hope to re-sell someday.
Well, two other little eyes are watching me
at the moment.
Little Bandit needs to go outside...
desperately she thinks!
So, since I have learned from her past
actions...I'll be taking care of that right now!