A couple weeks ago I had these two girls sitting at the bar at my house. (Claire and her cute cousin.)
I overheard them deep in a conversation. It was all about Joy School (a co-op preschool my parents came up with years and years ago where the Moms get to be the teachers...these two did it together a while back).
Their discussion came from completely out of the blue. Just something to talk about over their delicious meal of peanut butter sandwiches.
One of them said, "Remember the Gunny Bag?"
The other giggled and reminded the first about when they got to really eat Green Eggs & Ham.
And then they started talking about popping popcorn in an air popper without a lid on and how funny it was, Joy Boy, and the song called "I'm a Mean Old Witch with a Hat."
And you know what? That little snippet of conversation made me so nostalgic.
I love that these girls did Joy School years ago, and that they still remember all these details, with big smiles stretched across their faces.
Joy School is one of my very favorite things to do with my kids. If you don't know what it is, click here. I've done it with each of my four older kids, and without being too dramatic, I must say that it changed me...it changed them. It bonded us together. It helped me figure out how to really teach...and them how to really learn. And it helped us fall in love with each other even deeper. It helped me create strong bonds with other wonderful mothers. It helped them make great friends and develop socially.
This little discussion I overheard made me realize I need to kick into gear and figure out a way to do Joy School with Lucy amidst her other special needs preschool activities.
Because neither of us can miss out on that Joy School experience.
I'm so thankful for Joy School. (Thanks for another great thing that has blessed my life, and the lives of so many others, Mom and Dad!)