"So, Bean," I ask, "what would you like for your birthday lunch and dinner?"
Her eyes light up. This is a family tradition; the birthday girl or boy gets to choose the day’s menu. She ponders.
"For lunch, French toast!" she announces, fairly crackling with joy. Then her expression shifts: now she is virtuous. "And for dinner, a good meal. You know, something you make that I won’t eat much of."
"Mommy, whenever you’re not with me, I want you. I want to be with you all the time. At night when I’m sleeping, or when I’m cuddling—I always want you! Or else…I want candy."
Happy birthday, little Bean.
Where’s my cup of tea? Time to settle in for some good reading:
This week’s Carnival of Education, hosted by The Education Wonks;
and the latest Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted by The Common Room. This one has been organized around a theme of Charlotte Mason quotes—beautifully done, Headmistress!