Playfulness: Confession-I just now remembered my password to my blog. If you have wondered why I haven’t been posting, that is part of the reason. =) The other reason-busyness. Honestly, it is much quicker to post praises, prayer requests, silly sayings, etc. to Facebook. I really would like to get back into blogging and less Facebook, but I find that I just don’t have time to sit down for more than 5 minutes at a time. We’ll see how this goes.
Here are a few of the funnies that we have had at our house recently.
Have you seen Mr. Peabody and Sherman? The leader in the Trojan horse likes to say “Smell my victory!” while lifting his arm. Yeah. That statement has become a favorite among our little men.
While putting the boys to bed late one night, they asked for a snack. I told them it was too late. The response was given “Elevensies?” Ha! Wrong eleven!
Once, I called Darren “Jack.” His response: “I’m not Jack, I’m Olaf!”
One of my children thought he could sneak past me without me noticing he had the iPad.
We are enjoying summer break. Yes, it has only been 2 days. =) I am expecting my kids to be ready to go back to school in about 3 weeks. That is about how long they like to be out.
I often anticipate a break like this by thinking of a multitude of house projects that I would like to accomplish without the responsibility of school. By doing so, I mentally forget the responsibility of taking care of and training my children. In attempt to balance this, we are doing a theme for each day of the week. This helps me make sure I am spending time with the kids, gives them something to do and anticipate, and helps me not feel bad when I need to work on a project. Yes, I feel bad when I can’t spend every moment playing with them. The flip side, they see that life on break is not all about them and fun. If you stop by our house during break, you will most likely hear me remind them “Summer break is a break from school, not from life.” With that said, here are our themes:
Munchy Monday: I took this idea from a friend. We clean our house (and hopefully tackle some of those dreamed up projects) during the morning and early afternoon. If we get everything done by the set time, we go and get a munchy/treat.
Here is a pic of our trip to Taco Bell for Happier Hour yesterday. They worked really hard.
Try something new Tuesday: We do an activity that we have never done before. Today, we used sidewalk chalk to draw a target with points on the driveway. We then tossed wet sponges onto the target; each person trying to earn the most points.
Wet Wednesday: Lord willing, we will be a visiting splash pads, pools and beaches, playing with water guns, slip-n-slides, etc. You get the idea.
Thoughtful Thursday: We hope to help people in our church/area. If you know someone in our area that could use some help with yard work or whatever, let me know. Hopefully, this day will reinforce the instruction “it’s not all about you.”
Field trip/Friend Friday: Visiting Museums, Zoos, Parks, etc. is the plan. In case of rain or a change of pace, kids will have friends over. I will try to post where we are going, in case any of you want to join us! =)
Anyway…I need to get to bed. I will try to post more often. Thanks for your patience!