We rang in 2012 with a new Uno game, which DS just learned to play, and a never-ending game of Star Wars Monopoly last night. We called it a draw about 12:30 and sent the 7 year old to bed :) It was his latest night ever!
This has been one of the better holiday seasons for me. Our foster kids went to a relative placement on December 22nd, so I didn't have to worry about coordinating schedules. There was no snow to mess up travel plans, and no one got sick. We ate, laughed, read, watched movies, played games and shopped from Christmas Eve until today.
Tomorrow is back to school, taking down Christmas decorations, and starting the process of reorganizing the playroom. I think its time to take out the toddler toys and make room for all the big boy toys (mostly Legos and games) so we don't feel cramped. I like having a LOT of open space in the playroom for those long winter days.
January 1 is also Charlotte Mason's birthday, whose educational philosophy is in agreement with mine. Here is a great quote from her:
"The question is not,––how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education––but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?"
As we launch fully into the year before us, may you each be blessed....and recognize it. May you have just enough and be exactly where God wants you. May you love and be loved in return.