This week has been interesting.
I signed Silas up for Summer Camp this week. I did it several weeks ago, he picked the Snake week. He's been so excited.
Then I took him.
Its a daycare. A daycare, not a summer camp. I feel misled. (***Disclaimer: Its not that I think you are a bad parent if you send your kids to daycare. Not at all. I know that some have NO choice. I know that some daycares are awesome. I am a firm believer that we are individuals and God has given us different lives, opportunities and convictions.***)
Its made me SO thankful that we have been able to live on only Jody's income. I've been able to be at home, although some days its SO hard and I will need to come back and read this post! I want to be the primary influence in my kids lives. I want them to see that we value them and think they are special. I want them to learn self-control, people skills, and tons of other things.
Silas has enjoyed going, but at the same time its been hard for him. He doesn't know the kids, so he says he's played alone mostly. Some kids have been kind of mean too. Sand was thrown in his face and I could still see the remnants when I picked him up. He did go to the zoo one day and swimming today. He likes the food too.
But its like he's left there to kind of fend for himself. There are so many kids and they are in a small space. I want him to see that I want to take care of him and his siblings.
Anyways. All this to say I take training at home very seriously. I am SO thankful God allowed me the opportunity to stay home. I hope I can continue to remember this!! And I am looking forward to next week, having Silas home again! We have really missed him.
One a totally other side note, tonight we met some other college friends, Chris and Jen Meaders and their little girl Hallie, for dinner. Jody was invited to speak to the youth at their church tonight. Jen is going in TOMORROW to have a C-section. She looked great. And I just can't believe she was so calm. I would panic if I knew tomorrow we are bringing a new family member into the world! Besides, I'm a procrastinator and I would have laundry and other random things to do.
Good Luck Jen and Chris!!
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