With both boys now at college, I have that “Friday feeling” bubbling up inside me each week. Our homeschool days flowed fairly seamlessly between weekdays, week ends and holidays, but now there is a definite feel of elation/relief when Friday afternoon comes round, and I look forward to the arrival of the bus, bringing the boys home.
Rhythm Dude burst through the door at five o’clock, exclaiming that he’d had a great day! He enthusiastically recounted their PSD lesson, where they had discussed “Is there a God?”. He clearly felt he was on solid home ground on this topic, so had entered in with great gusto. I feel the Bible verse in 1 Peter3:15 “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”, is especially pertinent for our times. I’ve felt strongly the importance of equipping the boys with books (audible is good for this too), articles and lots of space to discuss their faith and Christian apologetics. So, I was pleased that he’d felt informed and confident to join in with such obvious enjoyment. Another reason for his good day was, I’m sure, that he and a couple of friends had gone to the chippy to buy lunch…a treat from the normal sandwiches.
Lanky Dude came home an hour later, set his book filled ruck sack down, and sighed “It’s Friday!”. He also has a fun end to his college week, as he and some friends have a “Dungeons and Dragons” (a complicated board game) club.
And meanwhile, the girls, and I set out to our nearest retail outlet, to start our Christmas shopping. Having whizzed round the shops for years with two reluctant boys, I enjoyed having a girls’ trip, especially as Dancing Toes is very thoughtful when it comes to choosing presents. We all needed new slippers, and she suggested we buy matching ones, so here are our team slippers!