Thursday, December 6, 2012

Living Laughter and Love - Meeting Our Kids Where They Are

                                     I've heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words.

                                                                      That's good.

                                         Because I wouldn't know what to say about this...

                                                                           or this...

or this...

Except that Sam and I are at the desk studying about what lives on the rain forest floor. And the little boys are getting crafty on the schoolroom floor.

There are papers. And snippets. And a crazy-lot of tape.

Sam and I read on. But the laughter is loud and we're distracted. Silliness steals the room.

I've heard it said, too, that if you can't beat them, join them.

And so joining them is what we do.

I feel a little embarrassed at first, wearing a snout cap made by my boys. But they only laugh louder. Then there's the wild whir of scissors and scraps and Sam a hat, too.

Meeting our kids where they are. There's got be be some wisdom in that.

Even when one's wearing a snout hat.

And laughing on the schoolroom floor.

Thank you, God, for the blessing of togetherness - for sweet times when we can just let go, live, laugh, and love.


  1. Loved these precious pictures! Made me laugh too. Such a sweet moment. xoxoxo

  2. Thanks, Julie:) I couldn't help but laugh, too. Sometimes that just feels so good!