We started our school year yesterday. So far, it's been a great start. A few little bumps, but I'm learning along the way. Overall, it's going much better than the end of last year.
One of the things I've started off doing is reading a Bible story book during breakfast and then a chapter from the Bible. We've started in Matthew. Today we read chapter 2 which mentioned that Joseph had had in his mind to divorce Mary quietly when he discovered that she was pregnant.
Two months ago, I realized that my kids didn't know what the word "divorce" meant. I explained that my mom, their grandma, was divorced. I needed to explain that though God hates divorce, that it was okay that Grandma got divorced--that there was a reason. It was tricky, but I felt okay about it.
It was interesting to come across the word in the Bible and for Autumn to notice it. Later, she suddenly said, divorce is worse than breaking a tea cup. She paused, and then she said, it's a hundred times worse. She understood that divorce is a very sad thing. Sometimes it's hard to explain such grown up things to little children.