So, the two kiddos worked diligently to earn the privilege of attending school today.
Due to their argument last Thursday, they had a fine to pay, and until that fine was paid, they were suspended from school.
Thankfully, after an hour and a half reminder course on what “getting along” looks like, including HOW to appropriately interrupt someone, they were back in school. They even spent P.E. together on the trampoline.
As I watched them through my bedroom window, I was quickly reminded that I live in a foreign country.
I could easily see this man, hacking away at branches and tree limps, with his machete.
A machete is Costa Rica’s version of a weed wacker, chain saw, lawn mower, tree trimmer, etc.
I don’t know why it shocked me to see him work so hard, with that HUMONGOUS knife, but it did. Thankfully I knew my kids were not in harms way, even though it was being used just over the wall of our yard.
Watching these two play together made me feel peace that this is life! The ups, the downs, and everything in between. Sometimes we choose to add ping pong balls to make life more exciting, so we don’t mind that they make us slip and fall.
Other times they are added against our will, but it is in these practice moments that we truly begin to prepare for what life has in store for us. I’m grateful today was a good sibling day! Here’s to many more to come!