I found this little gem in our youngest sons school bag yesterday. Our children are in French emmersion in a small rural school. The teachers are fantastic and surprise us parents with art work and projects from precious ( autocorrected word but it fits so nicely I will leave it there! ) previous was what I meant to say, years.
What a sweet little boy he is. It says :
I love to help my friends
When was the last time you went out if your way for a friend?
Relationships and communication with our young people, no matter the stage of growth they are in, can at times seem daunting and confusing.
One moment our children want our love, cuddles, encouragement and support and the next it seems that no matter how we try to approach our children they will have nothing to do with it or us.
Just when you think you’ve mastered the steps of their new and complicated dance the music suddenly changes and you are left feeling left footed, unprepared and clumsy all over again.
My children have finally become willing, engaged readers!!
I know isn’t it so exciting??
My son Noah is really loving the Big Nate book series and my daughter Eden has fell in love with Ivy and Bean. I love seeing them pick up a book to read on their own.
I had a family member mention that Big Nate was comic bookish and not advanced enough for my son (he is a strong reader he just never had the desire to read for leisure) but you know what? He loves these books. He is keen to read and for me that has been what I have been waiting for.
If your child wants to read, encourage them to do so, what ever the reading level!
Do your children bicker?
Good Lord, help me. Mine do. And I know, I know all kids do. Especially when there are three children in very close age proximity. (been there, done that, this is my second ‘batch’ of them)
But sometimes I am absolutely dumbfounded about the petty (to me) things that my children choose to bicker about.
So I think I’ve hit the jack pot here.
I have been searching far and wide for the right opportunity to score major Mommy of the Year points with my little ones (yes, I want to make my children happy…) and I know, that I have found a winner! My daughter will go absolutely nuts if I present her an orange shaped like this…..
We will be having major quantities of fresh squeezed fruit juices and fruit salad over the next few days while I attempt to create even some kind of semblance to a cat, which is highly unlikely but I’m sure I will score even more Mommy of the Year points (in my own mind anyway) for even attempting this….