The girls spent many hours this week in the tree. They played a game, of which I do not understand the rules, called Monster Island. Whether the danger is real or imagined does not matter. It has entertained them and they have played together in peace and harmony.
The bows and Nerf gun bullets were for defense.
I'm not really a tree-hugger sort of gal, but for this tree in my front yard, I will make an exception.
This is little bit off topic, but I must share it before I forget. I am doing my darndest to cultivate a love of all things Jane Austen in my children. I recently got the movie Austenland and have been watching it while I make dinner or whenever I get a chance. Well, the kids are here, so they are watching it as well. It concerns me that my little boys are quoting Austenland like it is the coolest movie around. Dude, it is really funny, but don't say it around your friends!
But the other day while I was working in the kitchen I put on the A&E Pride and Prejudice. I want my girls to love it and share it with me. I cannot even begin to express my joy when I heard Elinor say to Bethany, in reference to the sister relationship between Jane and Elizabeth Bennett, "I kind of think of you as Jane and me like Elizabeth."
Oh, joy of joys!"Train up a child in the way (s)he should go and when she is old she will not depart from it". Amen.