As we were getting ready to start school this morning, Brody informed me that one of his guys was going to be joining us.  At first I was a little reluctant and in my head thought, “What??  No!  No toys at the table during school, absolutely not!”.  But then I took a second to breathe and laid down some ground rules…as long as he sat quietly and didn’t disturb Brody while he was working then he was allowed to stay, if he didn’t follow the rules then he’d have to go back to the playroom.  Brody agreed and we went ahead and got started.  Turns out he did sit quietly while we were working, and actually helped by keeping Brody from wandering away from the table when I needed to tend to Adelyn for a second.  The moral of the story is that sometimes it pays to listen to your kids and make a little extra room in your plans for their ideas!  ;o)

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of them working…♥