Happy NOT Back to School Day!
Today is the first day of the local public school’s year. Today is the day my family takes to celebrate our family’s freedom as homeschoolers to direct the learning and even the schedule going on in our homes. We do not have the government telling us when we can be a family or when and how we must learn. The government does not decide for my family! The government may not take my children for 7 hours every day Monday through Friday from August to June and make our family work around their schedule. God places parents at the head of a family to teach, train, and even direct the schedule of their days. Today we celebrate our God-given right to be the authority in our children’s lives.
My family has celebrated this day in different ways, but one thing that is constant is making homemade cinnamon rolls. Typically these are made in the wee hours of the morning so they are ready for breakfast, but this year things have been a little bit different because Tuesday night I tore some anterior ligament in my ankle. I’m supposed to be staying off my foot and in a splint for 6 weeks, according to the doctor, to which I asked “Then what do I do with my 6 children for those 6 weeks?” I was a bit grumpy at the fact that being pregnant I can’t really take any painkillers. He didn’t have any answers for me.
Well, we weren’t willing to skip our cinnamon rolls today, so instead of Mommy making them for breakfast, the children made them under Makayla’s guidance - for lunch! I have to say I’m very grateful for the training we’ve invested in my children – the house is virtually running itself, with very little that they can’t do. Everyone took turns adding ingredients.They worked together pretty well. Except Caleb, poor guy, who just isn’t quite big enough to help. Makayla really enjoyed being the one in charge of the cooking. No surprise there. Here are the finished cinnamon rolls right before icing and eating them. Once the icing goes on the camera gets forgotten, sorry!
Now everyone is getting ready to play outside – daddy’s home and so I’m going to leave the post here. After outside we’re going to settle in for a family movie with popcorn. Yum!
Who decided what your family would do today – did you? Or does the government decide for you?