Our New Trampoline
With the weather being so nice lately, the Collier kids got an early Christmas present from their Nana and Paw on Saturday— a trampoline. The boys and I spent a few hours assembling it Sunday afternoon, and then all the kids (and I) jumped for a couple of hours that evening.
The next morning, they woke up early, got dressed (including hats and gloves), ate breakfast, and put in a good 20 minutes of jumping before school. After school, they put in another hour or two.
They did the same thing Tuesday. And Wednesday. And Thursday. (And probably this morning.)
This new trampoline addiction won’t last forever, but it’s clear by their actions that they absolutely love the trampoline and they’re thankful for it. And that’s a great analogy for where we are in the school year. (If you know me at all, you can probably see where I’m going here.)
Back in August, most of us couldn’t wait for school to start (really, I couldn’t even wait for inservice to start!). For the first few weeks of school, each day many of us woke up early and felt that same way my kids are feeling about their trampoline right now— we couldn’t wait to get to school and have fun.
However, as the weeks have gone by, that excitement has faded for me and it may have for you as well (the routine and daily grind tends to do that). I’m thankful for a week to rest, to recharge, and to spend time with my family (most likely jumping on the trampoline). I hope the week is good for you, too, and I hope we all come back to school on November 28 well-rested, recharged, and excited just like we were in August.