Sometimes, when you only have one kid left at home (and she may or may not be trying her darnedest to get out of the watchful eye of her sometimes-too-doting parents:), you have to call in other “troops” for Family Home Evening.
I mean, sometimes you’ve got to bond together, you know?
So we had three other families with only one kid left at home over last week and felt the goodness of all that togetherness.
Lucy gave a short little lesson. She talked about how it feels and how to cope if you don’t feel like you get answers to prayers. And she got a little conversation started about how sometimes God answers prayers in different ways than we think.
We played games squished around the table.
(“Sweaty-penny” was the game of choice, and it’s explained I think a couple games down on my “Family Reunion Games” post.)
The “consequence” for the loser was that they had to jump in the pool…fully clothed.
Kara was a pretty great sport.
And we ate dessert.
It was short and sweet but oh so grateful for good people who surround us. And for Lucy’s determinedness to make it happen.