Parenting has taught me many valuable lessons; for example, children enjoy making you run after them to make them put on clothes, they enjoy you asking them twelve times to put their shoes on and they love to call you over and over again even when they have nothing to say when you respond. Oh, the joys of parenting! [Read more…]
“Cuando yo era niña los niños no se sentaban el día entero en frente de la tele jugando video juegos, ellos jugaban afuera hasta que encendieran las luces de las calles”” [Read more…]
“In my day kids didn’t sit around all day playing video games, they went outside and played until the street lights came on”
Most people above the age of twenty- five probably remember climbing trees, playing dodgeball and freeze tag. My thirteen year old might vaguely remember the days when he used to play outside in the sprinklers naked (he was 2 and had something against wearing clothes and shoes). Now he sits in his room playing video games or watching TV all day. I’ve been looking for a way to get him to play outside and do physical activities (wow, how old did I just sound?). I suggested that we run together on the track at his school after I get home from work. At this, he scoffed (I guess he doesn’t think I’m cool enough to be seen in public with). I asked myself what I can do to make this kid enjoy the great outdoors without having to take him camping or anything crazy that I know I’d hate to do myself? I can’t let him sit inside all summer so I have to find something for him to do. Luckily the library has the answer to most questions so starting there is a no-brainer.
My terrible two is turning terrific three! My very boisterous baby girl is going to leave the terrible twos behind and turn into a sweet princess, right? Haha, I know it’s farfetched for the transformation to happen overnight, but for now, let’s worry about this party. [Read more…]