So...summer has begun. I have heard from many that summer time is hard for parents...hard for parents that work that is. Justin and I work...we work a lot. We work more than I would like to work. We are teachers. Those of you who are teachers will completely understand what I am saying. Without summer, I honestly do not know what I would do. I love being a teacher. I love the reward I get when I see my students soar, however, it is a job that requires way more than 40 hours a week. So....summer has begun and to ME, that is when my "mommyhood" goes into full effect. I am a mommy during school hours but...sadly...that is the one area that I miss more than anything in life....school season. During summertime....they have my full attention!
Last year we started a fun tradition. At the beginning of summer, each of us picks two different countries we would like to learn something interesting about. We write them down, fold the paper into fours, put them in a basket, then take turns drawing from that basket. During the week we discuss that country's flag, the map, the capital, the religion, government, climate, the food, and an interesting fact. I think I might enjoy this a little more than the kids.
This past week we drew and picked one of Macaiden's countries....Italy. We had a blast picking our fresh basil and even picking our fresh tomatoes. The kids learned that mozzarella cheese is not just some shredded cheese that we can only buy in the grocery store...it is way better, and even has a different taste. We made our own homemade Margherita Pizza with fresh ingredients and it was yummy.
It is our goal to learn to say one sentence in the country's language and do a fun craft. I am telling you this as a mom...summer does not have to be a time where we are on the hunt for summer camps. You can create your own summer camp and let your kids know that they are the focus of your life.
To the moms who still work during summer....make this an adventure for you. Cook a yummy meal with your kids. Make a homemade gelato...all you need is an ice cream machine! You too can do this.
Any mom that is out there....know that summertime can be the time that we can show our kids that they are our Repurpose. Summertime is MY time where I can show my kids that my work is not the only thing that matters.
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My Repurpose for today: "To remember that my "work" during summertime has become the continued work of molding my kids to know that THEY are my reason for "re-purposing"...and eating yummy food."
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