Yesterday we took our whole gang over to the Library Summer Reading program kick-off party. The event was held at one location for the entire county library system so it was quite the shindig.
Now to be honest, I don't know what an event like this has to do with getting children to read. But who am I? I'm simply a homeschool mom who has successfully taught 4 children to enjoy reading. It seems like a lot of money was spent for a fun day, but I'm not sure I think this is how tax money should be spent. Sorry to wax political on you. I suppose that's another post for another day. That being said, I was glad we went. It was as close to a trip to Disneyland as we're going to get this year.
As we were waiting in line we asked Clark if he was planning to ride. His response? "I waited in line didn't I?"
I may or may not have cried during it. All right, all right, I was weeping at one point when a group of girls about 2 or 3 years younger than Bethany's group danced to a sweet song about caterpillars becoming butterflies. They looked like little girls and my Bethany is becoming a young woman and there's no going back.
I tease my kids about not allowing them to get older and how dare they continue to disobey me! This business of children growing up and becoming their own persons is going to be rougher than I anticipated. If last night is any indication I don't think I'm going to handle this very gracefully. And it has only just begun!