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. :)