Time for the monthly wrap up, hosted by Chatting at the Sky. As she says, this is the time to share all kinds of learning, from the serious to the silly. So, allons-y!
I need more breaks. Because I had one late last month and I loved getting out with friends and my daughter and seeing Casting Crowns and Mandisa and Sidewalk Prophets. And I hope to get more in the future.
Seriously if you've never heard Sidewalk Prophets before, go listen to some of their songs. I especially like "Help Me Find It".
Robbie has started playing with the Nativity set that I have always let the kids play with. In fact, this is the same set I played with - my mom gave it to me years ago. He makes sure it is plugged in when he gets home from school. I am delighted to see him interested. We keep reading the Christmas story to him, and he knows that they tried to go to the inn.
Having autism and an intense interest in hotels (extremely intense), this is the highlight of the story for him. "Hotel??" Yes, they tried to go to the hotel. "Suitcase???" No, they didn't have suitcases like we did, but I'm sure they had bags of some sort.
It's great that he's showing so much interest in the story and in the Nativity set.
Robbie knows that the day after Thanksgiving is another very important day in his life. "Green Tree" Day, also known as "Kiss-mas Tree" day, is the very important day where we bring down the artificial tree from the attic and put it up.
What? It's not on your calendar? It's on mine. We put an outline of a Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving every year when he starts asking about it. This year, he asked in AUGUST. At least he's able to look at the calendar and understand when we're telling him that it's MONTHS away.
If you are on the road to Baton Rouge, and you're passing through Lecompte... if Lea's Lunchroom is open, stop and have pie. Even if it's breakfast time. Because life is too short to pass up pie, and their pie is definitely first class. In fact, I'll just say that the piece of peach pie with ice cream that I had with my hot tea (after all, it was breakfast time) was fabulous, and the crust was pretty much the best I'd ever had. I'm pretty thankful to the friend I was riding with for telling me that we had to stop for pie...
And that's a few things I learned this month...