We decided to end the break with one more day of fun! We let each boy have a friend over and then we took them to lunch, bowling, to play laser tag and the arcade. Micah joined in on the fun, and I think everyone had a blast...
At least 100 times has it come out of my mouth, how thankful I am for the friends that surround my boys. For so long, I was in control of the children my boys spent time with- and in some ways I still am. But once they stepped foot into their Kindergarten classes, they were in full control of the children they chose to play with, to like and to want to be with. I send them off each day with a prayer in my heart that they will be kind to every person they see.
But I also have a prayer in my heart that they will seek out those who have kindred spirits, the children who respect their teachers, the children who will bring out the very best in my boys. Those are the friends I want my boys teamed up with when they face the challenges of their day.
With Remi in 2nd grade and Roen in 1st, I can proudly say that they have found friends that are positive influences in their little worlds. I know that no matter what their day might look like, they have some pretty amazing buddies that will be by their sides... and that, is a blessing I will never take for granted!