Monday, September 24, 2012

What our afternoons look like

Now that we are back in the swing of things as far as school goes, we are making new routines for other parts of our day.
Directly after school or activities, I make Jackson do his home work, so he is free to do the fun stuff.  1st Grade is no joke and he has about 45 minutes of homework a night.  Ugh!
As soon as that is complete we usually head outside where boys of all sizes gather to ride any thing with wheels.
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Because Miller wants to be out there, I have to be out there, and I’ve {unfortunately} fallen into the role of traffic cop out there. 
The day I took these pictures wasn’t that busy of a day. { Which is why I could step inside and grab my camera.}  Typically there are between 7 and 10 kids out there in the afternoons.
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The role of traffic cop is to look for cars, then yell “CAR!” when one comes barreling down the street or over the bridge.  At that time, I am met with a mixture of indifference or rebellion from boys who just don’t want to share the road with cars.
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This means I can’t really fix dinner or go potty if I need to, but it is so worth it. 
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The boys are learning far more than how to pedal bikes and push scooters.DSC_0927
One of my favorite things about our neighborhood is that most of the kids are good kids.
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While none of these boys wear helmets on their own bikes, I tell them that our rule is that they need helmets to ride our Rip Riders.  They do it.  I keep waiting on the back talk, it hasn’t come {yet}!
So thankful that my guys have good older kids around them to look up to.  Let’s hope it stays that way!

1 comment:

  1. That looks like so much fun. Wish I was there to "cop" with you!

    Aunt Chele

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