We were having a summer, and all of the sudden it was the first day of school.
At least it seemed that way because I didn’t really create any preparatory ramp-up to get ready for school.
None of us are into school-shopping, so I rummaged through drawers and made sure they had at least five t-shirts without rips or armpit stains. We bought school shoes in July so it didn’t feel like “school shopping.”
The boys are pretty much over shopping for school supplies too. So I had them sort through last year’s supplies, and then went alone to buy the remaining items on the supply list.
We didn’t even start going to bed early as we have in the past. Instead we squeezed in as much summer as possible.
And then, WHAM! The first day of school.
|Two out of three students are
are unenthused about a 7:30 photo shoot.
Uhhh…I don’t know. I choose C.
I don’t know….C.
We’ve told them the truth. Sometimes it’s hard, and there are truths they aren’t ready to hear yet, but telling the truth is the right answer.
Whether we’ve “crammed it down their throats” or done “too little too late” will remain to be seen, but I know for sure we have pointed them toward Christ. And that is always the right answer.
Awesome, as always, Shauna! You have a talent for describing the mundane details of life and showing us the humor, lessons, and beauty in them.
Thanks for reading and for your encouragement, Kay. Always fun to hear from you 🙂