Friday, April 20, 2012

Random Notes from the Field

1. We went to our first family outing as a family of seven last night- to our county's "Scout Night." It was wild! Jon had Baby Abigail in the infant carrier and Tess in his arms. We had six paper plates lined up in the buffet line. The best part was that we're such a young family! There are quite a few big families in our area, but everyone has their older kids in middle school or high school. (Meanwhile, my oldest just turned nine three weeks ago.) It was nice feeling like the "young kids" on the block just as my husband is about to turn 40.

2. Have I told you now much I adore the Boy Scouts! My son joined up three months ago and its been nothing but great times. I feel like the Boy Scouts is "home-schooling heaven." Everything so supports our goals for raising a strong Catholic man. I just say "hmmm, there is a badge for pet care! Perhaps you can walk the dog without arguing for a week, and you can earn your badge!" They hand out badges for computers, art and math! Not to mention "knife skills" and "religion." Equally fun times for Dad and son.

3. Pray for us! I've got to find something equally as great for my girls. It seems a little confusing choosing between the imperfect Girl Scouts and the untested "American Heritage Girls". I might even start my own troop at my church.

4. I think Baby Abigail has reflux. This would be kid number three with infant reflux for me. I'm ready to try some meds for her next week. The poor kid is so uncomfortable and exhausted. Otherwise, she's just a perfect baby in every way.

5 comments:

  1. I know that local girl scout troops are usually OK, but the National Org is patently offensive.
    I love Boy Scouts, too!
    My 7 year old started cubs this year and loves it...family tradition : ) Johnnie will also have "Blue Knights" in our co-op next year with a true blue police officer doing every-other lesson!

    We had a Little Flowers group in our church for a number of years and the girls loved that but it doesn't go far enough...I am thinking of starting an American Heritage group since the closest one is an hour from me...tough one.

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  2. I think there's some Little Flowers group for girls. I think I read about on another blog. It's a Catholic group.

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  3. This will be my last year in Girl Scouts as I realized I can't keep giving my time to an organization I can't completely support. My soon to be 9 year old will try American Heritage Girls next year. AHG has an official, supportive relationship with the Boy Scouts (Girl Scouts does not). We'll see how it works...

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  4. This will be my last year in Girl Scouts as I realized I can't keep giving my time to an organization I can't completely support. My soon to be 9 year old will try American Heritage Girls next year. AHG has an official, supportive relationship with the Boy Scouts (Girl Scouts does not). We'll see how it works...

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  5. This will be my last year in Girl Scouts as I realized I can't keep giving my time to an organization I can't completely support. My soon to be 9 year old will try American Heritage Girls next year. AHG has an official, supportive relationship with the Boy Scouts (Girl Scouts does not). We'll see how it works...

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