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One night while tucking Abby into bed she sweetly chimed, "good night! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bites bug you!" I like her thinking. Sometimes life bites. The trick is to not let it bug you.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Back to Being Schooled

Labor Day last hurrahs at East Canyon.
Since the whole "Back to School" mind-shift began a few weeks ago, I've witnessed a transformation that usually happens with my kids when shaking off the lethargy of summer. Some of their familiar school-year characteristics are back, along with a few new epiphanies. If I could put words in my kids' mouths, the following would be what their actions have been teaching me lately:

Wesley: When you realize what you want from your future, buck up and do what you have to do to get it.

Abby: Leave your imagination on auto-pilot so the creative juices can keep-a-flowin', and write everything down. Accessorize.

Andrew: Incorporating some magic into your life makes everything more exciting. Hurry up and get your "have tos" done so you can get back to the magic.
Ian: Shake your bootie and don't stress. Everything will work out. (This is not new. It is probably Ian's life theme.)

Bobby: Celebrate every triumph. Do the potty dance.

I've been a little consumed by the hustle and bustle lately, and amazingly, haven't felt the need for pontification. I'm finding observation to be more fulfilling at the moment. I think my own rhythm has changed with the new school year, too. Doing things a little... differently.

I had popcorn for breakfast this morning. It is a grain.


slcscott said...

Will you please say something pithy about what you have learned from my summertime w/you :)

Karen said...

Ahh, darling, I didn't mean to leave you out. It was a back to school thing, so I just used the school people. I constantly learn from you. My favorite lesson from you this summer is to keep on truckin'. And that no matter how crazy the world gets, we'll always have LaPuente! :D xo