November 1, 2012 by mamacravings
There is a structure to the morning drive to school with Eli:
1. We rock out to Mandisa’s “Good Morning”.
2. We count the school buses on the roads.
3. We speak positive affirmations.
4. We pray.
Eli had successfully counted 4 school buses and decided that they were racing school buses. He shouted “Hurries! Hurries! as each on passed.” He wiggled and bobbed his head as “Good Morning” reached his favorite part. “Tops ‘da mowrnin’s to ya ‘Disa,” he belted out.
“Look at ‘da school bus, my Mama! It’s a fast racer. VaaaROOOM! ‘Dere it goes. Oh, it gonna win ‘da race. Good job, yellow school bus!”
“It certainly might win. Eli are you going to have a great day?”
“Yups. I is. I’s gonna haves a great day! T’anks to God for ‘da great day. Looka ‘da moon! Oh, it’s so pretty. It glowy like glow sticks. O’tay, moon. Time to go night-night. It ‘da sun turn now. My mama, you haves a great day?”
“Yes, little bear. I’m going to have a great day. Are you ready to pray?”
“Dears to God, great day. I pwray for Mollie Cake and Misdur Jody and Mario and ‘da toys and Sadie dog and my toys and Turner.”
“Father, we thank you for such a beautiful day. You bless us every day. We pray that Eli will be a leader in his school. We pray for a heart for learning for our little one. We pray that he shines for You….”
“We prays ‘da airplanes and have fun to Halloweeen. Amen.”
“Halloween is over, Eli.”
“Halloween is just one day. We went to Festival 31. It’s over now.”
“Ah man!!” His arms folded across his chest in a huff, “But I p’ways games and pet ‘da sheeps some more!”
“It is disappointing when fun things end. I’m very glad we got to have such a great time. I am thankful for our memories. Now we can look forward to Thanksgiving.”
“Stinky givings? Why is it stinky?”
“No. No. THANKSgiving. as in giving thanks and saying thank you.”
“You’re welcome. T’anks for yours good manners.”
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Halloween! In our house, we are looking for to our next big holiday: StinksGiving.