After dinner last night, Natalie decided to sit the family down for a "lesson" on the Solar System. Did you know, for instance, that the earth is the closest planet to the sun? Or, that Pluto doesn't exist anymore? Me neither! During her little mini-course I sat in my recliner, and just took in the scene that was taking place. Natalie was rattling on about shooting starts, the different types of moons (full moon, half moon, etc...), and how when it's summer in one area of the world, it's winter in another. Then, Rachel started chasing Andrew in circles around Natalie's dry erase easel/classroom with a bulb syringe fresh from Luke's nose. Natalie responded in her best
whiny teacher voice, "Hey! You guys need to stop that and listen!" (I have no idea where she gets that from ;). And I just had to laugh, because these are the moments that I love the most about being a parent. You just can't make this stuff up. These kids are just so cute and funny, and they have no qualms about being themselves. There's no worry about human respect and "what people will think about me." This is why I love being a close-knit family, spending time together, and just enjoying each others company. This pure, unadulterated, raw, honest-to-goodness family life. It's the best!....we could probably use a unit study on planets, though
Now I CAN, too!
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