Today I am officially in my 40’s. I am done being 40 years old and now I am moving fully into the decade of my life known as my 40’s. [Read more…]
The snow has finally gone, except for a few piles here and there hiding in the shady corners of backyards. and the temperatures are going up so I think it is mostly safe to declare that spring has arrived and that we are done with winter. The change of seasons brings all kinds of shifts in family life. It makes it easier to get out the door in the morning because kids don’t need to have 18 layers of clothes. With the warmer air we can just kick the kids outside to play and they don’t come back five minutes later complaining about the cold. The sun is out and parents everywhere are happy.
Yay… Now I just need to do a weeks’ worth of laundry every day to deal with the mud…
So far our flowers look like garbage. On the upside we don’t have a dog so at least we only have to pick up the garbage as it emerges from the melting snow.
Yup, more mud.
Or at least it will be just as soon as I can get the BBQ out of the ice…
And the start to resupplying our sandbox with sand found in boots and shoes from the school yard.
Seriously how many sticks does a kid need? My daughters collect every stick that they walk past. Most get used as walking sticks or for generally whacking things (and sisters) on the way home. Once at home they are used for stirring mud mixtures, making bows and arrows and for leaving on the front steps for daddy to trip over when he leaves the house in the morning. At least in the winter most of the them are buried or frozen to the ground.
What does spring mean to you?
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Do you ever look in the mirror and wonder who that person is that is staring back at you? It has been happening to me quite a bit lately. I think in part because [Read more…]
Kids operate at a different speed than adults. Typically the opposite speed. If you are in a rush, kids slip into slow motion mode. If you are taking it easy kids will demand playing a high-energy game. These differing perceptions of the space-time continuum can often lead to conflict. It certainly does for me. I need to learn to stop rushing kids through the day. [Read more…]