Five Minute Friday challenge: Growing
When Ravinia was four, my Aunt Mary told her, “Stay four!”
When we went back the next year Aunt Mary pretended to be disappointed that she’d grown to be five, then said, “All right, stay five then.”
While I appreciated Aunt Mary’s love of the age (and it really was magical), Ravinia was concerned. “Aunt Mary, I have to grow.”
“Jesus wants me to!”
Aunt Mary loved that response. “Well, if Jesus wants you to then you’d better grow.”
Ah, yes. Me too.
And here we are at the cusp of 11. We’re looking forward to a movie today, Dolphin Tale. We told all our homeschooling friends when the different showtimes were and we’re making cupcakes to bring along to the one we are going to see.
Ravinia’s big thing this school year has been cupcakes. My big thing has been finding the time and frankly the resources to let her make them! I think we’ve both been growing. Today I felt ready and able (we don’t have much on our school schedule and it’s Film Fun Friday) and offered her to decorate cupcakes first thing and we could go through our schedule backwards.
She asked to start with Bible anyway. While decorating cupcakes she asked for spelling, saying the letters aloud to me while her hands were busy. She voted for the normal schedule and is taking more responsibility for her school work, in the environment of creativity, decorating cupcakes.
I’m thanking and praising God, and my 5 minutes are done!