We’ve been continuing with school, and adding in a few Christmas/Advent read-alouds: Geraldine McCraughrean’s The Jesse Tree, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, A Christmas Carol (Jim Dale’s wonderful reading on CD), Christmas in the Barn, King of the Stable, and King Island Christmas. I’m still waiting for a few more I found at Better World Books. (And thanks to Elizabeth Foss for the picture book recommendations.)
Peppermint Bark happened. The children are very motivated to help when they get the crumbs at the end. (I am including links to everything today, lest you are mislead to thinking I have any original ideas.)
And our homeschool group carolled at nursing home near us. Joy to the World. No more let sin or sorrow reign. Amen.
Now I’m trying to figue out how to share with my children what happened in Connecticut.
I’ll leave you with my favorite prayer from the Book of Common Prayer.
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.