This week is A.P.’s Vacation Bible School. I thought he would be thrilled to attend. Last year he was breathless with excitement as he told me his version of the resurrection story he learned there (you can read about that here).
This year, A.P. came home after the first day less than enthusiastic. I attributed it to being tired and missing his best buddy after the 3inunder3 family visited us for a few days. It was an awesome visit, and we still miss our friends a lot.
The second day he was still not into it, but his only explanation was that it was “not in his heart to go”. I don’t know what that means, but I agreed to let him bail. I may try some VBS homeschooling with the book, “The Gospel According To The Simpsons“. Or not. We have a lot to do.
Soon, very soon, school starts and over the summer we have lost our ability to get anywhere before 9:30AM. I need to work on that. Also, any doubt that I chose the right school it has been erased by what I have found in my mailbox in the past few weeks. Starting with the personal letter from his teacher with a list of what they will be learning next year, then the letter from the principal with no less than 4 orientation/family events in the next 6 weeks, followed by a complete school year calendar, and today, a coloring book about what school will be like.
So my friends who have done this before, I ask you: how soon do you forsake the kids sleeping until 8:00AM? This school is obviously very organized, and I need to get back into the swing. What’s the best way? 15 minutes a day from now until then? Or rip off the band-aid quick and just wait until the day of? Help? Please?