Madelyn learned a new lesson yesterday. I have posted a picture of the brick wall I am talking about. Last night, Madelyn came in with tears in her eyes and whining because she had gotten hurt. And I must say that I am proud of her for how much she has toughened up. These wounds didn't get near as much crying as I would have expected.
She said she turned a flip off of the brick wall, and I just assumed that she was lying on it and flipped off, but we learned the rest of the story when Natalie came in to check on her. Matter of factly, Natalie told us how Madelyn was running across the yard with her eyes closed and that is how she got on the other side of the wall. Madelyn's response to us laughing that she would run across the yard with her eyes closed and not expect to get hurt?
"I thought I was going in the other direction."
This is one of those common sense lessons that you don't think to tell your kids ahead of time. Like - don't go up to a kid at church that you didn't invite to your birthday party and tell them about your upcoming birthday party and oh by the way, sorry your not invited because mom is only letting me invite kids in my Sunday school class (Natalie last night) I wish I could think of more lessons like that, but my mind has went blank.
We are going to look at a house with 29 acres tonight that is not finished yet. I have been trying to call around today and find out how much it would cost to make it livable, and it may be beyond our means. I hope not, but I am really trying not to get my hopes up. Tomorrow morning we are going to look at a 17 acre piece of land that does not have a house on it, so maybe if the house doesn't work out, we can at least by the 17 acres and eventually build a house on it.