Cram in those last few things on your Summer Bucket List, and enjoy looking forward to a new school year together.
It’s time to buy school supplies. This year, five kids are in public school, and we have a boat load of pencils to buy. We were forced to get organized, so we made a School Supplies Worksheet. Get Organized With so many lists, we have to consolidate school supplies in order to make the trip
My four year old had a major smear in his undies one day. I told him he needed a bath because his butt smelled. He begged me not to wash his hair, because (and I quote), "I didn't stick my head in my butt."
With all of the kids home for summer vacation, the number of cups around the kitchen have gotten out of hand. When you have to run the dishwasher twice a day, it's time to get crafty.
My kids are at the point where they are sick and tired of being together. The summer started with backyard pool parties and sleepovers in the living room. After only a couple weeks of quality togetherness, the fighting had begun. Nothing a little ice cream can't handle.
I took a few minutes and thought about what was most important (to me) to have the kids accomplish on a daily basis. Of course, chores was on the top of my list, but I also wanted the kids to read, do something healthy, help cook, etc.
This summer, we're taking the dependence out of independence.
My daughter decided to have a timed bake-off between my mom, my two sisters, and myself. The challenge was to recreate Cupcake Jemma's Unicorn Cupcake; the prize was a cute chef's hat (that was lovingly decorated), and of course, bragging rights.
My younger boys shower in my bathroom, where the towel racks are adult-sized. Naturally, the towels end up on the floor. Oh yes.... the floor, my kids can reach.
WordPress prompt of the day: Tantrum Child 1: *drops garment off the hanger and proceeds to drag it across the floor* Child 2: Stop it! You’re getting that shirt all dirty! I just washed that!! Stupid! Child 1: (Walking away) You’re stupid. Child 2: No, you’re stupid! Child 1: (Still walking away) You’re stupider. Child