Soaking Wet

I really didn’t want to get off the couch this morning! I was snuggled down watching the news and then I had to get up and go to South Middle School to First Priority at 7:30. I had an umbrella, but by the time I made it in from the parking lot, my pants were soaked! Then I had to do it all over again when I left.

My socks are drying on the heater in my office!

Tonight I have a parents meeting for Brownie Troop 981. I would definitely encourage anyone who likes kids to get involved in scouting. It’s a lot of fun and it’s so good for the kids involved. I’m leading a Brownie Troop and Jason and Jonas are involved in a Tiger Scout troop.

Monday, Monday

It’s kind of dreary here, but I guess I can’t complain. I’m listening to the news about the hurricane on MSNBC.com and it’s a lot worse there. I’ve been praying this morning that the loss of life would be minimal. I feel especially bad as I read stories about disabled people who were unable to evacuate New Orleans.

There’s an interesting article in the new issue of Presbyterians Today (www.pcusa.org/today). It’s called “Start Them Early” and offers tips on activating your child’s spiritual life. There are a lot more things involved in the article, but here’s the bulleted list:

  • Model the spiritual life for your children
  • Remember, it’s never too early
  • Institute a quiet time
  • Teach children to pray
  • Participate in a community of faith
  • Have your child create a personal prayer space
  • Encourage daily spiritual habits
  • Bring out the fruit of the spirit in your children
  • Stress the Golden Rule
  • Pray daily for your children and their spiritual growth

It’s rainy with more rain on the way!

It makes for a cozy kind of day. I don’t have much planned for this morning, but I’m having lunch at school with Jonas and Jason today. Jason took Jonas to school this morning and then went to the store to get kitty litter and kitten food. Our cat, Simon (Jonas named her), had four kittens seven weeks ago. They are cute, but it’s time for them to find new homes. And then Simon gets fixed. She was a stray and we took her in when she was pregnant.

Anyone want a new kitten? I’ll post a picture whenever I figure that out.

Anyway, tonight I have a youth group movie night. Our movie nights are always a hit, even though no one really watches the movie. They play dodge ball, sardines, basketball, and run around together, so the movie’s just a cover. It’s always fun.

The first post of a new blog is always the worst, I think. I’ve been putting this off because I didn’t know what to say.

So anyway, I’ll just pretend like this is not my first post.

I’ll write about Jonas’ spelling words. He has his very first spelling test tomorrow. First grade is shaping up to be kind of tough! His words are: a, is, an, the, was, am, ham, at, hat, sat and summer (the bonus word). Why do I have his spelling list memorized? Because he has taken three practice tests tonight. He aced the last two! I never knew the kind of pressure parents had when their children are in first grade. I honestly am scared to death that he’s going to choke under pressure tomorrow. Is this insane or what? I mean, it’s just a spelling test and I’m not even the one taking it. HE’S IN FIRST GRADE for goodness sakes.

Anyway, I’m sure he’ll do fine and I probably will too.