What a disappointment. I had an entire post planned out.
We attended the Discovery Academy’s “Positive Discipline” workshop on Thursday. Before we went I said “I can get an entire post out of it!”. Not the case.
How long can this continue?
Initially we were not surprised. We had been told it would happen. Non-stop. Indiscriminate. But we figured when we returned to the States a shift would occur. We arrived home and nothing changed. “How can this be?” we asked each other. “Is this normal?” and “Are all kids this way?”. We even asked the doctor, explaining our befudlement only to be told there was nothing to worry about, to keep doing what we were doing.
As soon as we crossed the threshold tears formed in Jenn’s eyes. I wasn’t surprised. I was getting choked up looking at her. “Let’s go quick” she said. And out the door we went.
“Want me to drive?” I said.
She handed me the keys without a word.
The conversation for the next mile consisted of “take a left here”, “right”, and “where’s the parking?” It was daylight and for the first time in three months we were alone. Penelope was playing with her aunt Stephanie and Charlie in his playroom. She was lost in world of tea cups, Chinese hand puppets, and pure imagination. We felt sure she didn’t realize we were gone. We were right.
Stephanie and Charlie were gracious enough to invite us to his Gotcha Day trip to Serenbe on Monday. For those not familiar with Serenbe please visit their web site. We only saw a portion of the community. Horses, cows, donkeys, nature trails, serene architecture, and a terrific deli (The Blue Eyed Daisy). Jenn and I hope to return and experience more of the community. Moving there wouldn’t be bad either.