Today we had a repair man come to the house to repair a recliner we purchased two years ago. We rarely have repairmen in the house since my hubby is very handy at fixing pretty much anything but since this piece of furniture has a lifetime warranty on the mechanism and that was the problem...Tom was here to put in the new parts.
As you can
imagine, our younger two were totally entertained by watching Tom
install the parts. I'm almost sure I saw one of his ears fall off from
their talking so much, telling him stories, asking him questions...you
know, all the normal things we hear ALL day, EVERY day.
wasn't surprising that Tom was patient, after all he is a grandpa and
has a granddaughter about the same age as the Princess. What was
surprising is that as soon as he discovered that we home school our
children, he went on and on about how great it is for children. This
comes as quite a surprise because most people are not real encouraging.
Tom, however, was very informed on what home schooling is and how it
works! He talked about how well children who are home schooled do on
tests, how most of them turn out as great citizens and just, in general,
bragging on them.
So...Tom, thanks for your encouraging
words. You probably won't know how much you lifted my weary heart. Home
schooling is hard and it's nice to have a cheering section.
Blessings to you,