A few thoughts from today…
(1) Timing is everything. For example, the last bits of chip crumbs spilled all over the floor would usually result in much stress and anger. But today, the last bits of chip crumbs spilled all over the floor just before I was going to vacuum anyway = “Yay! I get to suck up lots of fun stuff that will make satisfying noises as they are being sucked away!”
(2) This simple game brings much joy to a 2- and 4-year old: turn out all the lights and hide all of your teddy bears around the house (you know you have at least 300 of them if you have a 2- and 4-year old). Give the children flashlights and let them go on a bear hunt! Use laundry basket as a “cage” to collect the bears in. Much fun had by all.
Side note: while you clean the bathroom/fold laundry/mop/nap, tell the kids you are going bear hunting after dark. It’s a great activity to have them go around the house and collect all the stuffed bears in preparation for the big event. 🙂
Warning: they will ask to play the game over and over again. Be prepared.
(3) I am one super blessed girl.
(4) Happy birthday Daddy, I love you!