Monday, May 19, 2014

Not Such a Mundane Monday

Another Monday, another day of school...I am ready for summer!!!  I have to admit, I wasn't exactly motivated to get our Monday started this morning.  We had a hectic week last week followed by a busy and fun weekend.  The thought of starting the mundane was not appealing.  Plus, with just a couple of weeks of school left, I am losing my stamina.  I have found it doesn't matter if you are teaching in a public, private, or home school, teachers (and moms) are ready for summer just as much as the kids. :)

My nine year old is currently working on a large creative writing assignment.  When he is finished, this will be his longest writing assignment to date.  I must let you know that writing is NOT is favorite subject.  It is actually one of his least favorite subjects.  Throughout this school year, I have dreaded just about every writing assignment because I know it is going to be a struggle, sometimes a battle, and almost always miserable.  Gee, don't I sound like a fun mom/teacher? :)

HOWEVER, on this Monday, the Monday I did not want to start, the Monday I was dreading because I knew he had this writing assignment, I was shocked, stunned, and amazed!  He sat down and slowly began to work on the assignment.  I held my breath waiting for the whining and debating to begin...but it didn't.  He sat and worked...my mouth was on the floor.  I told him I was going to step out of the classroom for a bit to switch the laundry.  I fully expected him to be distracted and off task when I came back to the room.  When I returned I found him working - still working!  His posture and eyes showed nothing but pure focus.  I just stood in the doorway.  I was almost afraid to breath, I didn't want this moment to end.  My son who has such an extremely hard time focusing and who opposes so many assignments, was working his little heart out.  It was a beautiful sight.  I am sure I made God giggle with the countless times I said thank you.

He worked by himself for over 30 minutes.  Y'ALL that is not a common thing in our household of ADHD and anxiety.  I am so thankful for this Monday, yes, the Monday I didn't want to start. :)

Happy Monday,

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