It's hard to believe that the first week of school is almost over, but here we are on Thursday night with only one more school day until the weekend. Somehow, it seems like this week just flew by... then again, I did sleep in a lot the past three days.
I feel like I accomplished a few things today, even though I didn't wake up super early. Although 9:30am isn't too bad for getting out of bed! Yesterday, I'm pretty sure I didn't crawl out of my bedroom until noon.
I posted another video to YouTube of me reading a book aloud. This time, I chose to read the story "Miss Nelson Is Missing" by Harry Allard & James Marshall. I've always enjoyed this book and can remember reading it as a kid. Not only is it funny, but it's a tale about a classroom and an elementary school teacher, which is right up my alley.
I feel like family dinners are such an important part of the day. Whether I'm slightly overcooking steaks, my mom's whipping up a beautiful roast, my dad's grilling dogs and burgers, or even when we're getting our weekly Chinese food, the important part is that we're all sitting down together after a long day to spend time together and hear stories of what everyone did at school, work, or play. That's one of the things that I love about when we have foster children come to live with us, that we can introduce them to family dinners. I know that a lot of people don't have family dinners, especially kids who are being put into foster care. When we're able to sit down to dinner and give these children the attention that they deserve as we're eating a meal together, it makes a world of difference to them to know that they're heard and that they're part of a family. And while you always know that there's a chance that these kids won't have family dinners when they go back to their biological families, you can hope that you've shown them a wonderful tradition that they might carry on when they're grown with their own children. You want to give foster kids something good to carry on in life, instead of leaving them in the cycle of abuse. Family dinners are just a small way that you can impact a foster child's life for the better.
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