Yesterday the boys ran out of clean shorts – or short pants as Carter calls them. It also happened that we ended up not leaving the house that day, choosing instead to work around the house. This made the lack of short pants a nonissue and the boys simply spent their day in shirts and superhero underwear. I did eventually do a load of laundry for them in preparation of the errands we must run today.
Husband and I have this thing. If he knows something I don’t know, a surprise or such, he will text me (or if we are in the same room, tell me) that he knows something I don’t know. And vise versa. On Friday I received this text:
Yup, we got a kitten. Long story short – Husband is in between jobs. He gave notice and is able to return to his previous employer but this time he will telecommute, mostly working from home. During this brief break in his work schedule, I gave him the task of finding some cute kittens to add to the chaos of our home. The chaos level is not right until we have two of each: kids, cats, and dogs. He bonded with a kitten on Friday, a four month old stray at the Humane Society and brought her home. He only gets a score of 50% as 1 is not 2 kittens. Here she is. Meet Princess Leia (yes, we are into Star Wars these days).
And lastly, my second year of teaching second grade is going swimmingly! My kiddos are fabulous and I love them all already. On the eleventh day of school we had a great sharing moment. I was reading a story called Bountiful Grace, a story of a girl, Grace, whose parents had divorced. She goes to Africa to visit her dad’s new family for the first time and realizes that families come in all shapes and forms.
My students were all seated on the rug at my feet as I was reading. Hands shot up. One after another shared about their dad leaving, a family member dying, how they are being raised by a grandparent. The discussion turned to the definition of a family. The answers they gave made me have goose bumps. Families – they are a group of people that you love. Families – they are always there for you. Families – they care about one another. Great answers. And at the end I tied it into our family, our classroom family. The family in room 225.
And that is just a tiny bit of what has been going on these days at Casa de Wrong Feet.