A teaching moment


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So all three of our kids’ birthdays happen in the next two weeks. As with any kids, they are very excited about the potential gifts they might receive.

With that in mind, this is the email I got from Makenna on Monday.

DYLAN
ALFA AND OMEGA TWO
NEW HALLOWEEN COSTUME
DS FOR EVERY ONE
HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS FOR THE HOUSE
WAR INC. BE BE GUN- ”THE ONE AT DOLLAR GENERAL” HE SAYS.
NEW FOOTBALL SOCKS
LASER TAG CERTIFICATES
TOM BRADY’S JERSEY
TONY ROMOS JERSEY

JACKSON LIST
PATE MANYINGS JERSEY
LASER TAG CERTIFICATE
TITAN FALLS VIDEO GAME
UNDER TRIALS FREE STYLE VIDEO GAMES
HE ADDS THAT HE WOULD LIKE 20 DOLLARS
 
MAKENNA BAKER’S LIST
NEW FUZZY PAJAMAS
A NEW LAMP FOR MY ROOM
EPIC THE MOVIE
NEW MESSENGER BAG
YARN YARN YARN YARN YARN!!!!!
AND SOME NEEDLES!
10 DOLLARS-PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
PILLOW PET PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!
ROLLER SKATES

THAT IS THE BAKERS LIST PLEASE GET AS MANY AS POSSIBLE PLEASE PLEASE

First, I was impressed with the specificity of these lists. They clearly wanted to make sure that there was no confusion.

While we might need some spelling help, I do appreciate the number of pleases 😉

Finally, I am more impressed with their willingness to clean out their rooms in anticipation of the gifts they hope to receive. This is an annual part of the process for us, and we did it this weekend. We donate old toys and clothes to kids in need and make room for new things without adding clutter.

Proud mama right now.

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