When things start to make a turn for the better I feel like I have to post right away so that you know your prayers for us are being answered!! Thank you so much.
We are enjoying a calm evening.
Thank you, Lord.
Tonight Missy has discovered she LOVES reading.. WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have no idea what an amazing thing this is. She has read through three Dick and Jane books out loud all on her own tonight. She's reading very, very well, too. Thank you, Mr. Morgan. You have worked a miracle with this child!!
James did his homework without one battle. He's practicing piano. He didn't sing in choir.... said he had a tummy ache. It was more like starvation or something, cause he's been fine since supper. BUT see, the whole trouble with him started last week in choir. Each day it has grown worse. He's doing okay tonight. NOT without his stubborn moments, but a lot better.
By the way, I found great encouragement, and admonition in James chapter 1. Maybe sometime I'll write how it helped me today.
We had an enjoyable choir practice. My big bag of treats was a tad short on prizes because we had 100% concentration and cooperation and attendance. Awesome kids. We are so close to concert!
One more thing. I have pretty much given up on charts and stickers and all that jazz with the twins. It has more effect on James than on Missy, but it never seemed to really, truly motivate them. At school they have a calender each that must be signed everything they read to us. If they have 20 signatures in a month they are part of the 20th club. The first month Missy paid zero attention to it. The next month she was sort of hit and miss about it. The next month she was quite disappointed that she didn't reach the goal again. THIS MONTH she cares. Every single day she is motivated to read to someone. She needs those signatures. She's totally willing to do what it takes to get them, too. And I am wondering, maybe I just never gave the thing a chance!! Maybe it takes months for her to get motivated by a chart. Maybe I'm the one who has always lost interest too soon. We just might try it again at home.
Oh, WAIT! know what else??? I solved a math problem FOR Brianna. Do you know how long it's been since I've been able to do that???! HA! Well, now that she is not longer taking the high fullutent maths like trig and calc, and she's back to math I can understand (she's going into elementary ed) I actually have half a chance...!