Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sitting Still -- or Not

I started reading Little House in the Big Woods to N. a few nights ago. Tonight, we read Pa's story about his father's difficulty being still as a child on Sundays, and the time he and his brothers snuck outside to try their new sled. N. had a hard time understanding the extreme version of the Sabbath practiced by Laura's Grandpa's family. They can't cook, hitch the horses to the wagon, or do anything else resembling work. The children have to sit quietly and study their catechism. I tried to explain that they dedicate Sunday to reflection and prayer, to thinking and studying. N. cried out, "No! You have to fidget to learn! You have to move all around and play to learn!"

Amen, baby.

4 comments:

Sherry said...

~~big smile~~

Emily said...

I agree--fidgeting is crucial!

mandy @ bona fide mama said...

i love it!

sgaissert said...

Hooray for Norris!