One great thing about NOT having TV... the love of things that happen in books. Like History. We from time to time buy the boys new books having to do with history. They love the "Wild West" and Pirates. They also LOVE the Civil War. Deklyn especially.
Last weekend we went to a festival at our school farm (yes, our school has a farm!). There were some Civil war reenactors there, and when we got there they were shooting off a very loud cannon. I noticed one of the men was my old bus driver! Jack was my bus driver from Kindergarten through 8th grade. So I took Deklyn up to meet him. He told Deklyn if we came back in 30 minutes, when it was time to shoot the cannon off, he would let him pull the cord to shoot it! That made Deklyn's day. So we left to go tell my husband about it, and Deklyn was
anxiously awaiting and kept checking the time. Finally 5 minutes 'till the cannon, and Deklyn went running over to them. It was neat to see them load the cannon and each of the steps that they took.
Then, happy boy! =)
Here's a close up of Jack, and my happy boy:
Thank you Jack for making a great memory for my son!