Busy Kids

29 Nov

On Friday we had our first Busy Kids of the term, and probably last one of the year. Just for that I thought it would warrant some picture-taking (or maybe I’m just too trigger-happy like Kerry would say). It’s been a good year at Busy Kids, it’s been a challenging year, it’s been a frustrating year too… but life is full of challenges and frustrations and joy too.

These busy kids have grown a lot this year in many areas. I remember how at the beginning of the year, there was a mum on duty to look after the littlies while the biggies were doing craft. Now in November, they are all at the big table: Sam, Matt, Becky and Jemma are not so littlies anymore. They definitely want their share of craft time! This last Busy Kids has reminded me that it is a real blessing to be able to create this learning environment for our children.

I think this year the kids learn to sit quietly for longer, to work together, to make playmates, to develop team work, to understand motivation by jelly beans, to tidy up before jelly beans, to wait for their turns, to give a chance to others, to try and be other-centered, not to fight over the best chair, not to jump on the couch, not to throw things in the pool, to ask questions by raising their hands, not to hit their neighbour with their hands, not to poke their mums, to go to the toilets on their own, to share their toys, to share their moods, not to share their germs, to love, to laugh, to live and to love some more… well, it’s been a very similar year to the previous ones after all!

The mums also learnt a lot. A lot of the things we learnt are very similar to the things the kids learnt. I will let you decide which ones of those things we had in common with the kids’ learning curve, and which ones we had already acquired ( like maybe not to jump on the couch?). Our Lord is gracious and is always transforming us and growing us. Thank goodness we’re never too old!!

This Friday, we did some christmas craft. The end result will only be visible next week after Taryn baked the goodies in the oven…So suspense suspense 🙂

These are a few shots of this last session. Hayley and her two monkeys Ben and Jemma are missing (we did so miss you my Hayls… and your two funny offsprings)

All ready to start the craft,


Intense concentration,




And let the fun begin,





And if you, mums, wondered why you have backache, just look at your posture,




There is also always time to snack,


and to detangle hair,


Next Friday, we’ll see the finished product of those christmas craft AND please please ladies, a group picture!!!

One Response to “Busy Kids”

  1. Hayley Tubman December 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    Aah, I miss you guys, so, so much! What a blessing it has been being at BK with you…thanks for being three GREAT friends! See you soon.

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