Usually my hubby and I get a little irritated when our kids listen in on our conversations, but one particular conversation our kids listened in on turned out to be more beneficial than I ever imagined.
We were talking about how we have the most energy in the morning and how trying to go to bed at a decent hour allows us to get up and get started doing things. Fast forward to today. My boys 10 and 8 have been getting up early for the past week and they have had their school work done by 8:30 on most days. Woo! Hoo! This frees the rest of my day and their day up for more exploration.
My oldest son loves space and recently received a free telescope to mess around with. He’s having a blast with it and learning so much.
My youngest loves art and puzzles. He loves to go outside and explore.
They both are very involved with the caring of our chickens and maintaining our garden. They are learning important life skills by being able to hang out with Dad more. They are learning how to cook by hanging out with me more.
So to say I’m proud of my kiddos is an understatement. This was a decision they made all on their own and it was a conversation I’m glad they overheard and took to heart. We’ll see how long it lasts but for now this Momma is loving it.
Have a lovely day.