I know it has almost been a month since I have been here. Where, oh, where did the summer go?!
I had planned to write about our August adventures, but something more pressing has been on my mind today. And yesterday. And for the past few weeks actually.
There is drama in the neighborhood and it is something I haven't really had to deal with much, outside of my family. A new neighbor moved in during the summer and the daughter is near the age of our 3rd and 4th kids. So it was fun getting to know her/them at first. But as novelty wears off, personalities come out. And along with that seems to come drama with these girls. We've had more of it this summer with 8, 9, and 10 year olds than my middle schooler did all the past year in school.
The situations have brought up plenty of opportunities to talk with our girls about bullying, and gossip, and priorities, along with what a real friend looks like, and how to be a friend. Being in a homeschool world hasn't afforded us too many occasions to deal with this on a regular basis, so we've all been challenged this summer. I think my two girls have learned some life lessons. And I'm almost certain we aren't finished with the drama yet.