Yesterday we spent the day playing with our friends or was it moving the Kanes back to the suburbs? BOTH! The Kanes decided after a one year experiment that country life was not for them and are moving back to their home in the ‘burbs. Kudos to you for trying out a dream and once again for following your heart and finding your way home. I don’t know anyone else but us that can have a raging playdate and move an entire family’s possessions all in one day. It was awesome and exhausting. Christine, Anna, Gretchen, Alejandro, Jenny, Logan, Kadence, Jaiden, Ehlayna, Ethan, their Mama, Chris, myself, Elijah and Sadie were all there with many hands for lighter work and to make the day more fun. Congratulations Christa, DJ, Kaylee, Bret, Kenzie, and Gavin on your new/old home!
The kids play with the last bit of toys left in the house. Sadie, Anna, and Jaiden wrestle Kadence.
Chris sits in a U-Haul in 100 degree heat packing while inside the cuckoo train is going strong!
(left to right) Elijah on horsie-Ehlayna. Anna on horsie-Kadence. Sadie on horsie-Kaylee.
After leaving the Kanes, I said to Chris, “that’s their class.” His response, “I wouldn’t change it for the world.” This group of varied ages, ethnicities, interests, and styles is made up of such interesting and amazing people. There are no barriers that separate them based on their birthdate or learning style- no harsh words for those that are experiencing trials. They are understanding, kind, and intuitive. They have such fun learning and playing together without interruption or interference by clocks or bells. These children are not brilliant or different- they are allowed to be children, to be curious, and to grow and establish bonds without social implications or ramifications. Their parents are constantly working at being accepting and gentle which reinforces their natural propensity to be accepting and gentle. We are fortunate to have this group and we love each and every one of our children’s ‘classmates’.