Christmas in July

I recently had an opportunity to get a glimpse of my daughter’s personality. My friend invited us and another family to her house for a spontaneous “Christmas in July” party. We read a Christmas story and iced Christmas cookies. Each child iced two cookies and quickly devoured their artistic endeavors.

Christmas Cookies

 

Christmas in July

 

Christmas in July

Then, as the other children rushed from the table to play, Middlest asked for a few more cookies to ice.

Christmas in July

Then she asked for a few more…

Christmas cookies

…and a few more.

Christmas in July

In the end, she iced nearly a dozen cookies all by herself.

Christmas in July

My butterfly, who usually flits from one activity to the next, sat for half an hour (the only child) and contentedly iced cookie after cookie. I knew she liked to bake, but I truly had the opportunity to see just how strong the desire is for her. Middlest LOVES to be in the kitchen.

We finished our party with some caroling, sharing the bounty of Christmas cookies and singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy July!” It was a fun break from our normal pace and a memorable day, not only the fellowship with other mommies and their kids, but the sweet moment God gave to get to know my little girl.

Published by Tracy
Our life is creative chaos, and our homeschool is loud and busy and distracted and challenging and lovely. My name is Tracy, and I homeschool my crew of three kids with ADHD/dyslexia, finding creative ways to use their strengths to teach their weaknesses. As a homeschooled homeschooler, I love customizing curriculum and making adjustments to incorporate fun, hands-on projects for out-of-the-box learners. Stop by growingNgrace.com to find grace for the messes and mistakes, and knowledge to pick up the pieces and make something special. Let’s grow together!