This past Tuesday, our school held an annual event for our students known as "Grandfriend's Day." Our students came to school with their grandparents and participated in some fun holiday activities. Then, we followed it with a nice brunch, where the students performed for their grandparents. Our K-1 students finished their performance with the song, "This Little Light of Mine." As for our activity in K-1, the students put together packages of Peppermint Hot Cocoa with their grandparents.
While I was working on my project yesterday, I glanced over my Peppermint Hot Cocoa mix. At that moment, Christmas decorating became more enticing than evaluating the integration of Schema and Metacognition Theories. Before walking to the bedroom to get ready, I told Greg of my idea, "Hey Greg, I'm going to step out a bit for a break and will be right back. I think I'm going to pick up some Christmas decorations to spruce up the place."
"Why don't you just relax and stay home? That way, you'll feel that you are taking a break," he responded.
"Oh don't worry, decorating is relaxing for me. Trust me, I'll be home soon. Just enjoy some QT with your dad," I smiled back at him.
He gave me a hug and said, "K, have fun and let me know if you need anything."
(Two hours later...)
Greg's phone rang only to hear me asking, "Hey! Guess what? I'm in front and I got a tree! Could you please come down and help me?"
On the other end, "Oh wow, you were serious. I thought you were kidding...k, coming down right now with Quinn."
(Another two hours later...)
(Thanks Marilyn & Marc for your wedding centerpieces! Greg and I are able to use it every season...this winter, we decided to put fake snowflakes on the bottom and top it off with dried berries.)
Please excuse the stand, how could I forget to dress someone on top and miss their bottom? My bad :)
The theme for our tree is peace...
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.