After Molly passed on her first concert to instead visit her aunt for a surprise birthday party a few weeks ago, Molly’s piano teacher surprised us by finding Molly a slot to play during the violin concert at the music school. So, Molly was able to play for the first time in front of a group! Her set included All I Want for Christmas is my 2 Front Teeth, Jingle Bells, and Mysterious Procession.
Our Elf on the Shelf reported to Santa that the kids have been kind and generous and working hard and so Santa sent each of the kids an early present. JohnJohn was given Bones, our new puppy. This was taken as JohnJohn bravely pet him for the first, and after he barked, the last time.
And finally, I came upon Joseph like this today. When I asked him what he was doing, he replied, “I am doing peace”. I was so puzzled because we haven’t done anything like this in a while. I asked him where he learned it and he said, “that Yoga DVD we did yesterday.” “Yesterday” was over a year ago. I guess they are learning something, even if it has nothing to do with time or the calendar!