My daughter said the strangest thing recently. The conversation went something like this:
Jessica (age 23): “Mom, do you know what one of my favorite things about growing up was?”
Me: I take a moment to ponder silently, “Vacations at the Outer Banks? Family road trips up to New England? Saturday nights spent cooking with your dad?” Finally, I reply: “I have no idea, but I can’t wait to hear what it is!”
Jessica: “That you made us have quiet time in the afternoons in the summer.”
Yes, you read that right. My daughter thanked me for forcing her and her brothers to go to their rooms and entertain themselves for about an hour most afternoons during the summer. Trust me when I say I never remember her thanking me in the moment.
My reply to her shocking statement went something like this….
Me: “Seriously? That made your childhood highlight reel? WHY?”
Jessica: “Because it taught me how to entertain myself, it forced me to read great books, and it gave me a chance to slow down and rest. I just remember I felt happier and more settled when quiet time was over.”
As we can all attest, life is moving at breakneck speed, and summer is almost upon us. As you consider the many (fantastic) recreational options available to you and your children in the coming months, I encourage you to consider intentionally scheduling some rest.
Summer camps, swim teams, and vacations are all awesome, but quiet time is, too, and we all know it’s not just good for the body; it’s good for the soul. I pray each of us has moments of rest amidst all of the fun this summer will surely bring. And if your children give you a bit of grief about instituting some quiet time, just remember they may thank you some day!
Interim Lower School Head
LOWER SCHOOL FIELD DAY IS COMING!
Coach Martin has planned a fun-filled field day on Tuesday, May 29th, for the Lower School students. Sign up here to donate or purchase supplies Coach Martin needs to make it a great day!
Monday, May 7th – Safety & Security
Come join the last Trinity Talk of the academic year as Mr. Breazeale discusses different steps Trinity takes to provide a safe experience for our community. The Trinity Talk will begin at 8:00 AM on Monday, May 7th with around 10 minutes of overview and then follow-up discussion and conversation with the group. Please RSVP in advance as we prefer a small group of no more than 10 to allow for conversation.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
May 9: LS Assembly at 8:05 featuring our strings program. Parents welcome!
May 10: Lower School music concert: 7pm in Founders Hall
May 10: Goodberry’s Spirit Night supporting PATT (3-10pm).
May 11: LS Training Choir trip to Carowinds!
May 14: Used Uniform Sale. 7:30-8:30 am and 2:00-3:30 pm. Gravel parking lot area
May 18: LS Children’s Chorus to Busch Gardens!