Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Morning With Auntie

When we lived in India, sometimes we were honored with the name Auntie or Uncle.  It was a special term of endearment that a child bestowed on an adult if they really liked or respected you. 

Meet Mr. Smackdown, Mr. Me-Too, and Mr. Smiley’s Auntie who is in town for Christmas. 

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Auntie has been in my life since my sophomore year in college.  We met in a group called Student Christian Fellowship in college, became accountability partners, prayer partners, roommates, and eventually were in each others weddings. Now she and her husband are my hands and feet in places that the Lord has yet to call our family to live. 

I warned her that yesterday was a school day . . . and the boys put her to work immediately with reading books while I prepared our Christmas crafts.

We made a snowflake craft sparked by Confessions of a Homeschooler.

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And all the boys created (yes, even Mr. Smiley was involved) an angel handprint craft from Valerie’s website, Little Blots of Faith

 

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Any day is a good day when there is glitter involved. 

 

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Our morning with Auntie concluded with a reading of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  I have a feeling that this could have been a rough and hectic morning, but with help from Auntie . . . it was perfect.

 

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Even Mr. Smiley participated in the morning’s readings . . . pretending that he was reading a book aloud to us!

 

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4 comments:

christina said...

So glad you had a "teacher's assistant" for the day. :) It's always nice to have an extra set of hands when there is glitter involved. I am counting down the days until you come visit! :)

Susan said...

I love the picture of Mr. Smiley reading a book. My little one sits and reads books all the time and it makes my heart smilt to see it.

Sounds like you had a great day.

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