Sunday, June 13, 2010
another summer check in.
I can't tell you how helpful it is for me to stop every night and think about what we'll be doing tomorrow. It ensures that I won't forget any appointments or activities that are on the calendar. If the calendar is blank, I then need to think of a couple things for us to do that day. The day I took a picture of the chalkboard is a good example. Nothing on the calendar, but between a trip to the gym, an errand at WalMart, the boys earning their stars for their charts, reading library books, and picking up our CSA veggies, our day felt pretty full without being too busy. This way we avoid days where I don't feel like doing anything so we stay at home and gripe at each other all day. If it's on the chalkboard, I am committed. It gets us up and going, even if the calendar is empty. A little structure is a good thing. I know I'm going on and on about this chalkboard. What can I say? It's such a simple tool, but it has already done wonders for our summer. I can see it being helpful during the school year too; I think it will stick around.
S is learning to ride his bike! He's doing great. Nate has done all the heavy lifting on that one... it's not easy to teach a kid to ride a bike. The part where you have to run alongside is especially physically taxing. But they are beyond that now. Very exciting.
T insists on sleeping in his undies every night and then wakes up early, complaining of being cold. I'm trying to convince him to wear jammies again.
That's all for now. xoxo