"Home is the nicest word there is." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cherish Your Children-Clear Your Calendar Day!


Joy at A Joyful Homemaker is feeling better and has this challenge up this week! I love this idea and I am joining in this week! Head on over and join us! If you don't have children, use this for children that are close to you. For the 7 years that we couldn't have children and still today (although not as much as I need to) we spent a lot of quality time with nieces, nephews & cousins. They love it!
Here is a challenge for all of us that may take some "ahead of time" planning, but I think that it will be worthwhile. So, here it is: Plan for one day of nothing but playing and spending time with your kids. How? Well, here are some ideas:
- Get up extra early to take care of household needs, like laundry and food prep
- Plan far enough in advance so that grocery shopping, doctor's appointments, and other important things do not need attending to.
- Make a simple lunch and enjoy it on a blanket in the living room
- Prepare crafts and things ahead of time so that you can enjoy the day
- Don't go crazy with activities and entertainment, focus on relaxing and just being together
- Just do it!!
One note: I think that it is important not to neglect our husbands for this event. If you can, include him! If that isn't possible, make sure that things he needs or needs you to do, get done
All right....it might not be this week or next week, but make a commitment to put it on your calendar, and have fun!!!!
Have a BLESSED day!!!!
Love,
Julie

2 comments:

Denise said...

You are a wonderful mother.

HappyMama said...

My husband and I are having a "Brooklyn Day" on Saturday!!!

If we don't find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot