Summer is here. School is out. The kids....they get bored very easily. I have made plans for them for the next three weeks, however, kids being bored isn't a bad thing. They are always on the go. They always have a set schedule. I have made a point for them to "be bored." Little do they know that with their boredness, the imagination will ignite. I want their brains to rest from electronics and to think of something to do!
I have had each of them set a summer "bucket list." I LOVED watching their faces as they think of new ideas. Here is a small list of my two kids things to do this summer. I can't wait to do them either!
Make a fort the size of a room.
Go to the local water park to overcome a fear.
Design my own lamp and have dad help me put it together.
Have breakfast for three meals in one day.
A family camp out downstairs all night!
Have a girls vs boys nerf war.
Play hide the kids....girls against boys.
Mom, dad, Maddie, and Macaiden spray each other with a hose.
PJ party with pizza and mom and dad.
Game and food night.
I am making this public so I hold myself accountable. A lot of times I say I am going to do something then life happens and we never get to it. I want my kids to know that we do not have to go on a trip in order to have fun (don't get me wrong, trips are awesome). With love, imagination, and being together we can have so much fun and make memories that will last.
My Repurpose for Today : Remember that my kids have great ideas! Make the time to make them happen!
A day without my kids let me wake up later.
A day without my kids led me to pack two fewer lunches.
A day without my kids led me to extra time with no homework help.
A day without my kids led me time without stopping arguments.
A day without my kids led me to a full day of work without taking time off.
A day without my kids made me take over their chores.
A day without my kids leads me to questions I have to answer on my own...without their childlike faith.
A day without my kids leads me to feeding our dogs.
My two kids are spending a week with my parents. I KNOW that they are in amazing hands. They are having the time of their lives! However, when life gets a little crazy (especially during the school year), this is a reminder to me that a day without my kids is...another day.
Okay, before you judge me....Another day means...another day in their life and mine. My perspective is so different than theirs. A day without them doing their chores or a day without them asking for homework help is another day when I don't get a "thank you for your help mama," or "goodnight mama, I love you."
One of the hardest things that is yet to come is the day that I have to face all of these things on a permanent basis. I know that they will no longer need my help with homework. I know that they will leave and I will need to feed the dogs. I know that four lunches will turn into two.... forever. I know that the "stopping of arguments" will turn into advice needed. I know that the extra hours of sleep I will get will turn into prayers... that... they are okay wherever God leads them in the world.
This week my kids are with their grandparents. They are okay.
This week in years....are too soon.... and my kids are leading their own life and I pray to our God that with their dad's and my help, we will guide them to...
pack their own lunches, feed their dogs, wake up earlier to begin their day, knowing arguments are minute, and knowing that every minute counts.
My Repurpose for Today : when I get my kids back...don't get mad if they forget to feed the dogs.
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