I don't teach my kids enough. As in, it's a wonder Isaac knows how to recite his ABC's, but he most certainly doesn't know what each letter looks like! Although we're pretty certain he has a touch of colorblindness, like Tony, the boy just seemed to lock in on his colors. And don't even get me started on Ezra, I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many times I've read a book to him.
And then, you have their spiritual development, towards hopefully one day asking Jesus to be their Lord and Savior. Augh, I'm just awful! Prayers before mealtime are consistent between home and daycare, and every evening we do our bed time prayers. We'll also pray when we hear of someone being hurt, ill or when an ambulance passes, but I still don't feel like I'm doing a great job actually weaving those tidbits of my faith into the everyday small moments of their life.
Specifically this idea from The True Confessions of Mrs Olson.
I was sold! Fun, the Bible, learning and a countdown. I was so fired up, I even laid it out on our google calendar to be sure I didn't forget to start on the right day.
Yesterday was the first day, so being the first day, we followed these guidelines:
Day 12 :: mini playdoh … “The name of Jesus” Read
the story of the Angel coming to Mary in Luke 1. Talk about what the
name of Jesus - Immanuel “God with us” means. Talk about the meaning
of our own names. Read Philippians 2:10 together and discuss. Use the
playdoh to spell out the name of Jesus.
Isaac was really excited to see the return of the Easter eggs, even if they were empty and borrowed from my Mom. I didn't let him see all of them, but stuffed some dried cherries in one to bribe his listening ears.
Isaac first thought that Gabriel was Mary and didn't quite understand why Mary would be afraid to have a baby without being pregnant, but he asked some great questions.
All while making two monster eyes. Oh, boys.
We talked about his name and Jesus' name and how God ordained him to be called Jesus. Only I didn't use the word ordain, because he's not quite three. ;) He seemed to enjoy him and is really excited about today, Day 11's, special treat!
If you want to catch up, today is a great day to start! :)
Ezra was intent on climbing the stairs the whole time I was with Isaac. It's a good thing he's so darn cute.