i like our mornings...
Toast & coffee - mixed with History & a fiction read aloud...
What could be nicer?
That morning was a fast & furious review of previously studied characters - i would shout out a name, point at a child & if they could give me a bit of information on that person, they would earn 5c.
"Wife of Adam!" "First woman!" "First mother!"
"Legendary King who owned a pet that was half bull, half man!"
"King who invented a set of 300 laws called the Code of Hammurabi!"
We worked our way down the list. Even Charter got a few...
We got down to Elijah & Elisha & suddenly i threw them a curve ball...
"Which one of these men was BALD!!"
They looked at me blankly... "Bald? Mom, i don't think the bible talks about either one of them being bald..."
"Yes it does! Have you guys never read about when some kids were making fun of Elisha for being bald & so he called a curse from heaven on them & bears came out & mauled them??"
They started to laugh - "That NEVER happened! i totally don't believe you - you're making that up!"
"No, it's true! Lemme get my bible..."
i found the reference i was looking for (2 Kings 2:23-25) & Cai yanked the bible out of my hands..."Ya, let me read that, i don't trust you."
i sat smug as i was proved right... & then suggested that perhaps they should think twice before making fun of bald people & now we were going to move on.
i called out the next name... & was met with Cai's hand waving in the air...
"Um, are you talking about the minor prophet during the time of the locusts? Or the guy who is married to Dad's cousin who uses that special shampoo 'cause he's going... (whispers) bald..." Cairo has the EVILLLLLLEST gleam in her eye...
Sloanie turns bright purple & BURSTS out laughing! "You're gonna get eaten by a BEAR!!!!"
i decide i'd better move things along...
"He's that blind story teller!" Sloanie waves her hand in the air... "i can't remember the special name for story teller..."
"Bard." Cai says dryly... "He was known as the blind bard... Kind of like how Gramps is the (whispers) bald bard."
Hooting ensues as all the children point at her & they shout, "TWOOOOOO BEARS!!! You're gonna get eaten by TWOOOOOO BEARS!!!!"
i flipped shut the book.
i know when to call it a day.