The Boy Child has just begun his two-week long half-term holiday.
During that time I would like him to write in his Holiday Diary every day and to read aloud most days.
School would like him to write up that Science experiment, copy out and learn a verse of the poem For the Fallen by Lawrence Binyon, think up and write out 10 spelling sentences, consolidate his knowledge about King Midas, begin an Art Journal, complete a 6 page personalised for him Holiday Homework booklet, read daily, learn 10 spellings and consolidate his knowledge of the 2 and 3 times tables.
The children in The Boy Child's class are participating in Operation Christmas Child this year. My mum has filled a shoebox for years, always for a boy and always age appropriate to the age of her grandsons. My sister used to buy stuff for a homeless teenage boy when she lived in Scotland.
As well as filling our shoebox with suitable new toys, hat and gloves and a few wrapped sweets, The Boy Child is donating a set of Lego from his vast collection. We're also adding a tag with The Boy Child's photo on and a few facts about him.
When I mentioned that he might like to include something that he hadn't played with for a while, he said, "Momma, there are children in the world who don't have anything at all."
These shoeboxes become gifts of unconditional love and what can be more precious than that?