My crew enjoys shooting a bow and arrow. They are down to one arrow for their target practice. The others have all been lost or broken. But that one arrow has been around for quite some time because they have to retrieve it after each shot and they take good care of it because it's important to them. I contemplated buying replacement arrows but they are doing such a good job with the simplicity of one...
If I do not quickly notice that Lydia needs a fresh diaper, she climbs up onto the changing table (she is a dangerously impressive climber) and begins throwing things off to get my attention. Maybe this one will train early!!
Blaise is our first Boy Scout. Actually he is s till a WEBELO, but only for one more year. (This scouting hierarchy is a new world.) Kevin Sr. used to be a boy scout, he enjoyed it very much. He started too late to make Eagle Scout but the many lessons learned in scouting have stayed with him and served him well all his adult life.
We are blessed with a wonderful Catholic pack and a wonderful parish den. When the den was starting up another mom and I were kind of working out the details in homeschool mom fashion. "Oh, it doesn't matter if so-n-so is not the right age, we'll just fit him in anyways..." "He is so cute, we'll just give him the badge.."
My husband was horrified and envisioned us bringing down the entire Boy Scout structure, so he jumped in as the assistant den leader to preserve the scouting experience from us laid back homeschool moms. Her husband did the same, now they are the leadership team. All the dads are amazing and we are so grateful!