My copy of The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind arrived yesterday and I am eager to jump in. We’ve been talking about reading and discussing it as a group. Does anybody have an idea of how we could do that? The simplest thing would be to discuss a chapter or two a week through the comments, but if there is a way to do it live, or a way that would be more interesting, I’m all for it.
If you have an idea for this, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. I’m sure it’s been done, I’m just not techy enough to know our options.
The other reason I haven’t officially started reading it is that I want to finish my book group’s current read, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World. It is quite fascinating since I’m married to an introvert and, in my brood of kids, I have at least two introverts.
The most interesting contrast is between Eby and Little Man. Eby is a definite introvert, he gets his energy recharged by solitude. When I say it’s time for Quiet Hour, he nearly breathes a sigh of relief and heads up to his room. Little Man, on the other hand, nearly bursts into tears; an entire hour of solitude is painful for him. If you are an introvert, it will help you understand yourself better – and if you’re married to one, it will definitely help you understand your spouse
Yesterday I had a great phone meeting about my talk at The Refresh Conference this February in Seattle. It is going to be a wonderful conference and I hope many of you will join us. This is the conference description:
The Refresh conference is designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship providers, grandparents, and others who care for God’s orphaned and vulnerable children. We understand firsthand that this journey can be difficult and lonely. The refresh conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired.
Doesn’t that sound fantastic? I’m hoping Russ and our youngest six will join me this year. There is even going to be a Kids Camp so the children can have their own fun.
Today is my first “normal” day in a very long time. A week of travel, multiple appointments here, scattered school days, and general disorganization have taken a toll on me. I am looking forward to a day with nothing unusual in the mix. Just writing those words nearly makes me laugh knowing that something out of the ordinary is bound to happen.
Have a great day, friends.