This quote resonates with me. As a stay-at-homeschooling parent, the day-to-day activities seem monotonous, mundane, and even more dangerous, inconsequential. Although I know learning and growing takes time, I stubbornly hold onto the assumption that it should happen quickly.
The other day Ellis insisted on tagging along with us to her brother’s first eye appointment. While talking with the doctor, I asked Ellis to take our paperwork to the person at the front desk and to ask for our insurance card. It didn’t feel like it was a hard task, but she must’ve felt nervous interacting with an adult in a professional setting.
It’s a moment I dismissed at the time until she mentioned afterwards that she felt like a stronger person for helping us outside the home. This was her day by day instance, but maybe it could make a difference in how she can overcome shyness.
I could be making a stretch here. :} However, I’ve noticed that my kids and I view experiences differently. When I don’t think it’s a big deal, it is to them and vice versa.
I kind of went on and on; I hope it’s not out there and didn’t bore you to tears. We’ve been listening to C.S. Lewis on Audible and it’s making me reflective and wordy.
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!