"She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children
just because they are one's children
but because of the friendship formed while raising them."
-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Here's some beautiful, cool t-shirts to make with the kids. Not only are they lovely and fun, but they teach science. What more could you ask for? :)
Ten Ways to Make Today Magical...
1. Serve dinner in ice cream cones or layered in parfait glasses, as pretty as possible.
2. Grab a couple of sketch pads, drive out to the country and sit and sketch together.
3. Do an act of random silliness together. Brainstorm some nutty things to do just to make people go "huh?". Leave a post-it note inside the medicine cabinet that says "woodchucks." Print out a Shakespearean sonnet and tuck it into the corn flakes. Just scatter a few random insane bits together and see how long it takes before anybody notices. Kids love to be in on this kind of stuff!
4. Play flashlight tag after dark in the back yard.
5. Help the kids dress up like clowns and put on a show.
6. Next time it rains, grab the kids and go dance in it-- unless there's lightning, of course. Then wait till it passes and go stomp in all the puddles together. Get soaked!
7. Go bowling or roller skating together.
8. If your child takes her lunch to school, start a new tradition of tucking a tiny red heart somewhere in or on her lunch every day.
9. Give your kids a box of old clothes and let them use scissors, permanent markers, fabric glue, ribbons and assorted odds and ends to make new runway creations. Have them stage a Project Runway style fashion show with their finished creations and take pictures.
10. Leave elf footprints around the house. Cut tiny, pointed shoe prints out of a piece of sponge and dip them in a plate of flour. Stamp a trail around the house-- up on a windowsill, over by the children's toys, all the places an elf would visit. (Adapted from an idea at www.homemakingcottage.com)
And with that, I'm off again.
Daryl read in a book once that September is the month of winds and magic. Here's wishing you and your kiddos a magical month!
Kiss your babies, count your blessings and don't forget to take care of you.
Till next time,
A Magical Childhood
2008, Alicia Bayer
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