I feel really blessed that I have been able to send our kids to a one day a week school for homeschooled children. They get to do some of the fun school things with other children. They do things like PE, art, and music that are fun to do with a crowd. I especially appreciate the opportunity my children have for being in the school programs.
I thought this year’s Christmas program was very well done. Here are my little church mice.
The older grades had speeches memorized for their varying presentations. My daughter was to do a speech on a composer. She was not thrilled about it at all. She is pretty shy to speak around strangers and didn’t want to do it.
Over supper one day I brought up the subject to my husband thinking he would help me encourage her. “I wouldn’t want to do that either. I don’t think she should have to do it,” he said and surprised the socks off me. Well, I guess that settled that. I remember talking to him about it after dinner and discussing that I thought it would be good for her to do, and that I thought she should do it, but he upheld his opinion. Well, I was super busy with the planning of our family vacation and it would all be due a few days after we got back so I let her teacher, who was awesome about the whole thing, know that she wouldn’t be doing it.
So on this day our daughter who had done the art was the only one who stood by her board but did not do the presentation. The other kids did a fabulous job of giving their memorized speeches as if they were they painters themselves. We were so impressed! In the hallway after it was over, my husband asked, “Why didn’t Faith do that? That would have been really good for here?” My jaw practically come unhinged as I gaped at him.
“Really?” was all I could say. He had no recollection whatsoever of telling me or my daughter that she didn’t have to do it.
My daughter was very pleased at how the whole thing went down. She was utterly happy to have gotten out of this one! Me? I just laugh, but I’m pretty sure the next time I’m looking for help motivating her to do a project my husband will be on board!
Southern Angel says
Well it is nice to know my husband is not the only one who says things offhandedly then forgets. I agree with you I think it would have been a great opportunity for her to step out of her comfort zone. Next time tell her if God had wanted us to be comfortable all the time He never would have put thorns on roses.
The little “mouse” in the red dress looks exactly as you did at that age! How cute!