Friday, February 24, 2006

Playing School and the Joy of Discovery

It's such a beautiful thing when children get excited about a truth (even a simple one) - particularly when they've discovered it for themselves. These are some of the most wonderful moments in our homeschool.

This morning Terri and Bernie and Kate were playing school (Frank was even joining in on occasion). This went on for some time before Terri (the teacher) came running in to see me with a HUGE smile on her face and some numbers scribbled on a piece of paper. Mommy! This works both ways!!! And then explained... 5 x 3 = 15 but it's the same if you turn it around 3 x 5 = 15.

Perhaps this is a little glimpse into what Jesus meant by being like little children. It takes a very childlike enthusiasm to glow with excitement over simple truths like these.

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