And tomorrow we learn about health. Let it be clear. We do not sit down and have school activities. We play. We fight. We get yelled at for fighting and I give them something to do. These are the "somethings" I give them to do. Healthy or Not Healthy Worksheet Dental health Worksheets Yoga for … Continue reading Health Activities for the Stuck at Home
Part three of our language in play posts. This week we are going to talk about repetition. So naturally I named it three-peat. Because I love words. Repetition - when done right - should be super annoying. To yourself, to your husband, to any adult in the vicinity - but I promise it won't be … Continue reading Three-peat
(In tune of Baby Shark) Part two two two two two two ta two. Now you have that stuck in your head. You are welcome. Part two of language in play. Last week we talked about bossy play. If you missed it, go read it. Now. Click right here. (Speaking of bossy - jeez). So, … Continue reading What color is that? And other questions you need to stop asking.
I say this to both boys. A lot. "Boys! Bossy fun is not fun for anyone!" It is not. No one likes to be bossed around. Especially when you are trying to do something fun, like playing. Both of my boys respond really well to being bossed around. Gus especially. (Enter sarcasm here). The next few weeks … Continue reading Bossy Play is not fun for anyone
We are all trying to squeeze the last few moments of sweet freedom out of Summer. Everyone is heading to the beach, a cabin by the lake, or their favorite camp site. Well, we are anyways. When we venture into our Summer excursions, there are always a few cheap and easy activities I keep on … Continue reading One More Summer Day!
My family likes going places. We love to visit friends and places. We love giving the boys experiences. I love planning trips. I love being on trips. I hate traveling to trips...with my children. (I dream of traveling on my own. Coffee and magazines. Let that be known.) But as we know, kids ruin err, … Continue reading Travel without Treats
As we established in the last blog post, Gus gets speech therapy now. He is into it. And he is already making progress. I am not going to lie, it is kind of fun to be on the other end of speech therapy. And to be 100% honest, for the first time in my career, … Continue reading La la la Lemonade
When Hank was born my grandfather held him and said "Henrik, that is the name of a president." John responded with "We are just hoping to raise him to be a decent human being who remembers to vote." Anyone that knows John is not surprised by his response. I rolled my eyes at John. Anyone … Continue reading A Decent Person Who Remembers to Vote
Whenever I forget how difficult it is to have a child who doesn't eat, God does this really great thing where he makes one of my kids have my issues. And then I get frustrated and angry and tell my kids to pull it together - and then I realize I am doing the things … Continue reading Gus and the Giant Tonsils
I love Christmas. It is a huge thing. I really get into it. I shop for gifts starting in October. I bake, I decorate, I hide the elf, I watch ALL the Christmas movies. This year I even dedicated to reading nothing but Christmas books from Thanksgiving to Christmas. A nice repreieve from the biographies … Continue reading Christmas – Nothing Went as Planned: It was Perfect