A few quick notes before I forget them again. I meant to tell this story from school this morning--2nd grade. I'll use fake names just in case. Alan had a little wooden cross that he got at church last night in his pocket, but he kept taking it out and playing with it. When they were standing in line to go out to recess after my class, Carlos said to the teacher "Look what Alan has". Alan showed it to the teacher and she said "I see". Carlos said "It's a cross, it's for killing vampire bats" The teacher, with amazing self control, said that she didn't think that's why they gave it to him at church. There was a heated debate for a minute or so about whether or not vampire bats were real, and then they went to recess. It made me laugh.
We had a great afternoon, all three being productive. Matthew worked on a Christmas gift for me, I worked on one, and Anna made some gifts too! Tonight Anna and I might relax, or we might work more. I haven't decided.