I was in charge of FHE last night.
In case you don’t know, I had a surgery last week (hysterectomy). While the surgery is less invasive than it has been in the past (I had a robotic laproscopy), it is still a major surgery, and I’ve been doing a whole lot of nothing. I’ve had more percocet in my system than I am usually comfortable with, and my brain has been in la-la-land.
But I didn’t want these excuses to get in the way of FHE. So – we held a super-minimalist, but super-fun, FHE. We sang songs.
I sat at the piano and played several of our favorite songs. The kids played, danced, and sang on the rug. I talked Homey into taking a little bit of video for this…
Even though this FHE was really simple, it was really great! We had fun. We played. Watching the kids is priceless. I love how the older two help the younger children. I love how much the T-Rex dances. And Sasquatch insisted that she sing several solos for us. We all obliged. She is such a cutie.
I love having good music in the house. It is soothing, uplifting, and unifying. The children also respond to music with so much excitement. They didn’t notice that I hadn’t planned FHE. It was perfect. Originally, I was planning on teaching a lesson on modesty/chastity, but I forgot that I’d be down and out. So, I’ll teach it next time. For now, it was perfect spending our FHE doing something that is just fun.
(of course, as I write this, I’m reminded that we did more than have fun. We bonded. We built our relationships. We laughed. We validated each other. And we did learn many spiritual messages, as each child sang the words of the song. It is good for me to remember that even a very simple FHE lesson can be really great.
What did you do for FHE?
Check out another great FHE experience over at Jocelyn’s blog.