"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Eight Year Old
We signed our eight year old up for a pottery class. Today was his second session. When I arrived to pick him up, this is what he had created. Pretty impressive, I would say (but then I am his mother :) Still, I definitely think this is a beautiful pot. He plans to glaze it blue and orange.
I hoped to get there in time to get a picture of him working, but he was already cleaning up. These are the wheels they use. They have to push the bottom wheel with their feet to get it spinning, and then it spins for a really long time on its own.
They are each responsible for cleaning up all their own gear.
I post a lot about funny things the three year old says, but the other day I thought I'd die of laughter thanks to the eight year old. I asked him why he had torn my perfectly good brown paper grocery bag. He showed me the recycling symbol on the front. It said 40% inside the symbol. He honestly thought that meant that 40% of the bag was recyclable. So logically, he split it apart 40-60 and planned to throw the 60% portion away. We all had a pretty good laugh about it (him included). I love that our kids are able to laugh at their mistakes and misunderstandings :)
He's been working really hard at perfecting his pogo stick skills. The first day, after about three minutes, he told me, "I should enter a pogo stick jumping contest." I told him I thought it might be a good idea to get in a little more practice first. ;) Not that such a contest actually exists...
Actually though, he's gotten really good at it, and can now bounce for 5 or 6 jumps before having to step off of it. One kid actually did a pogo stick routine for the talent show at the fair last summer. The kids get money just for entering, so there's always quite a slew of them. I doubt he would enter though. He's pretty shy.
The three year old stood in the window to watch the pogo stick jumping. This is one of the unfortunate side effects of having the futon couch right up next to the window. The kids use it like a ladder.
And it does look rather strange from the outside too. But at least he could safely watch from there.
I'm a born again believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. I am a very happily married wife and a homeschooling mom of five of the greatest kids in the world. We live in a little mountain town in Wyoming, which we love. I enjoy reading and studying God's Word, homeschooling my treasures from Heaven, sewing and doing all sorts of crafts.
Shelter~"That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. He that defends or guards from danger. To cover from violence, injury, annoyance or attack. To defend; to protect from danger; to secure or render safe; to harbor."
"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." Doug Phillips
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow... For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow... So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep... I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!!
You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a Mother who read to me. ~ Stricklan Gillilan