Evidently Keegan pays attention to his sisters’ geography discussions. While driving around town the children were inquiring about the plants beside the road or on medians. I explained that many were just prairie weeds growing wild, but that others–especially within city limits–are planted and tended by hired workers. We talked a bit more about the purposes of these grassy islands between lanes of traffic. Keegan perked up at my makeshift term, “islands in the road.” Pointing at the center median he asked, “Is that Road Island?” Befrore I could answer he was shaking his head and declared, “Road Island is small.”
In other news, I will be working with Keianna on her memory work. Specifically on John 3:16. Her unfortunate rendering is, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only forgotten Son…” That just won’t do.