Friday, June 27, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The waitress knew our order, and knew we liked a basket of rolls. She brought our drinks before we even ordered them.
Bless her heart.
Along with some play-doh and sticker sets, crayons and other art supplies were a necessity. We had a bag of goodies to keep tiny hands and brains busy while myself and Hubby enjoyed some conversation.
Or maybe we just stared at the walls enjoying the peace.
Either way, these handy travel crayons are ideal for parents. I made mine out of a container that previously housed rainbow sprinkles.
Rainbow sprinkles make my heart sing.
Of course, old spice containers work too.
Just rinse the container well, and allow to dry. Peel off the label, and type out some sort of fancy title for your container, such as "crayons."
Using packing tape, apply label neatly.
Fill with crayons. Or markers. Fill with something that will keep your kids busy when you need them to be busy.
And place it in your purse.
These containers are awesome because they are large enough to hold a few sheets of rolled paper for coloring.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
This was me and one of my forever friends in the 80's. The gold shirt was probably stolen from my older brother's closet.
R.I.P. 1980s. Thank you for the music and the movies. They don't make them like that anymore.
Happy Weekend all!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Listen to your coaches. Even when things get tough, never quit. Politics stink, and they're here to stay. You're capable of more than you realize. Take your shoes off before you go in the house. Stand by your team. Bite your tongue when someone else makes a mistake; next time it might be you. Never, ever go down looking. Be on time. Everyone has a bad game, the trick is getting back out there and playing again. Be responsible for your things. Wear sunscreen. Being confident is good, being an ass is not. When your kid is at bat, remember the kids in the field are just kids and vice versa. Cheer for your team, not against the other. Keep things in perspective, 99.9% of the players are not going to the major leagues. The little things are most often the big things. It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. Don't coach from the sidelines, you'll only confuse the players. You can't hit the ball if you don't swing. If you can't donate money, volunteer your time. Nothing beats a good snack bar at 1pm on a Saturday. Bring an umbrella so it doesn't rain. We all strike out, the trick is getting back in the box. There is no substitute for hard work. Don't get caught sleeping in the field, you never know when a ball is coming your way. It's okay to talk to the other team when a runner is on your base. There is no substitute for good sportsmanship, and more coaches and parents should teach it by example. Eat a good meal before you head to the field. It takes a team to win a game, it also takes a team to lose a game. Blame doesn't belong in the dugout, the car or at home.
Love the game, and remember to have fun. Life is what you make it!
Happy almost end of baseball season everyone!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I have a major sweet tooth. I'm also incredibly horrible at remembering to take pills or any supplements. This isn't the best combination. I've never struggled too much with exercise, and I manage to eat a few healthy meals every so often. But all those gross tasting gel capsules? And extra fruits and vegetables? Usually not happening.
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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Along with reading, your chores MUST be done before you "power on" any electronic (more on chores below). The screen is your last resort. Abuse this rule you lose electronics all together for a week. The main focus here is to remind them that game consoles and television shows are privileges, not rights.
If you finish a book you earn a day "off" and the next day only chores will be necessary to play a video game.
The goal isn't to overwhelm my kids but keep them productive, helpful and mindful of what is necessary in the house.
Happy Weekend, and even better happy summer vacation to us. No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers dirty looks....