Thursday, June 19, 2008
we want to do when we move is install a new front door- a red one. I know I've read somewhere that a red door means welcome, and we definitely want to be a welcoming presence in our new neighborhood. The only problem we foresee is that our home is white with black trim. A red door would most assuredly add to the Georgia bulldog look, which wouldn't be so bad, except we will be living in a different university town- one whose mascot is NOT compatible with a bulldog!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
So we're moving in a few weeks....Ha! No really, there were times in our housing search that I told Rob I wished we could just physically move our home to the new location instead of trying to find a different one.
I'm almost ready to share all that God has done for, with, and to us in the last year, but here's a hint: I might change the name of this blog to An Urban Housewife....
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
"Mom, I'm bored!" Oh, don't get me started. But it's inevitable, right? Most kids are used to the structure of every day school, whether homeschool or dayschool, so when vacation rolls around, it's easy to become bored with the lack of activity.
So here's what works for me: I plan certain activities for certain days. A week or so before school is out, I go the the local library and check out their scheduled events for the summer. Ours offers several things a week, but I choose the ones that all four of my kids can enjoy. For instance, yesterday we went to see a magician- hilarious! I also know that one of our local theaters offers $1 movies in the summer on Tuesday and Thursday, so the kids choose which movie they want to see, and we plan for that particular day.
I don't book up every day of the week, but this is helpful in scheduling certain chores too. If the kids know we are leaving on Tuesday at 10:00 am, then they also know they must get up and straighten their rooms and put away toys before we leave. See? It's a win/win situation!