This morning I took a shower with a Triceratops. Some of you might not feel comfortable being so intimate with a three-horned reptile, but every time I look at this guy in my bathtub I only think one thing: "Please don't go, please don't go...."
When I see that triceratops there I remember the last time my littlest 6 1/2 year old Eli took a bath in our tub. He brought in two hot wheel cars, a plastic crab and Mr. Three Horn. Life is full of lasts for us as the boys grow up. I wonder at how much longer the plastic dinosaurs will be played with, how soon they'll be tossed into my donate bin and gone.
The flip side of this, however, is that I'm fully enjoying (and appreciating) how the boys are growing up and maturing. There is more conversation here, there are more make-believe games played and longer hours are spent in the basement over Lego designs of their own.
I have so much more time to invest in maximizing the boys' education, learning more about Classical education and rearranging my brain. I'm even getting new opportunities in our CC community to share what I'm learning and so, so passionate about.
It's amazing to see the unfolding of what we've been doing with Classical Conversations over the last three years. Memorizing, memorizing, memorizing, rinse and repeat! It's not at all be tedious and in fact, the boys have gotten better each season at memorizing. In fact, Joe has begun memorizing facts from encyclopedias on his own....could this be a little touch of a love of learning? One of my greatest goals!!
At any rate, school is going beautifully, we are ALL learning so much.
Speaking of school....it starts 4 minutes ago. More soon!! Until then....some pics from February!