Last week we went to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. Marcus eagerly begged to use the camera and I agreed, since I figured it would be a good opportunity to see our day through his eyes.
I’ve always been a daydreamer. Dream-chaser. star-gazer. A goal-setter and achiever. Call it whatever you would like. The truth of the matter is that when I dream I set goals, and when I set goals I do everything possible to make it a reality, if I feel it is within God’s will.
Being raised in a small family, one-on-one time with my parents wasn’t something I valued. My brother is 10 years older than me, so by the time I was old enough to care, he was almost an adult and I felt like an only child.
Now that I have a large family, I recognize the value of one-on-one time with each child. The dynamics of a large family are different. There are more fights between siblings, differing personalities, increased financial demands, lack of personal space, and more time is required for the never-ending cleaning and laundry. Especially for a large homeschooling family, the lack of personal space can feel greater because you’re always together. In the midst of the choas it’s easy to forget about providing one-on-one time with each child.
Unfortunately we missed “throwback Thursday” yesterday, so instead we’ll post a memory for “flashback Friday”.
Where did our story begin?
Today I went to the dentist. I had to get braces!!!
On the way I ate my last lollipop.