Thursday, February 10, 2011
Last night as I was discussing the whole valentine exchange process with him, we realized that our eldest is out of the valentines for the whole class stage and that our youngest is experiencing the friendly exchange for the first time. A little bit of joy & saddness at the same time, like a bite of sweet and sour. Unexpected pleasure.
One of the moms from Q's school decided to be awesome and held a valentine photo shoot on Tuesday. She was lovely enough to send the photos out on Wednesday which produced ....
that lead to....
using a little this and filled with ....
and a whole lot of ...
I LOVE how four year olds view the world, don't you?
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Contrary to what many children may say, helping out around the house is not child abuse.The idea of helping out around the house for an undetermined amount of time seemed to cause anxiety. I believe that 5 minutes of real life time translates into 30min in kid zone. It is for this reason I introduced the Team 20.
Everyone gives 20 Minutes of their daily schedule to helping out around the house. It has become a magic word around here. Example of conversation with a 13 yo:
Me: E, please unload the dishes.
E: But I have soooo much to do & I just finished eating and.....(mind you she was online facetwitexting)
M: Team 20
E: ok... (stops grumping, turns on music & unloads the dishes)