Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Three P's, vital to life as I know it.

Three P's are very important to this home schooling, stay at home mama. These three P's make a world of difference on a crazy day and bring all of the running and rushing around to an enjoyable halt. There is quiet and nature, and shrieking and laughter, and time to relax and enjoy.

Here they are, and folks, get ready, because this is profound. It will revolutionize your life. It's called  "The Picnic, Park & Play". It works like a dream in this house. "Hey kids, wanna meet friends for a picnic, park and play?" All in unison: "Oh yes Mom! We will promptly get our clothes on, teeth brushed, and school completed quickly and to the best of our ability!!" Yeah... ok, maybe not... But the picnic, park and play does provide great motivation for all of us to get our morning work done in a timely fashion.

Sometimes we plan it a few days in advance, and sometime it works like this: At about 8:30am one mom thinks to herself, "Oh, wow. This day feels like it's going to be a long one. I should call for reinforcements." And a text goes out. "Anyone up for a picnic, park and play? 11:30 at Gemini."  And then beautiful mamas come together to enjoy a lovely time of grown up interaction while children entertain themselves, soak in some fresh air and sunshine, and play with their friends.

And sometimes we even get a little crafty. We had some sweet friends moving to Alaska, so we put the kids to work making glittered snowflakes to use as decorations for the goodbye party. (If you're reading this, Melissa, we attempted to hang all of the snowflakes from branches to look like falling snow, but it was so windy that they just turned into one big huge mess. So our very thoughtful project ended up in the trash can before you got there.)

Lilly looooves "Baby Ly-wic" (Lyric).


Swinging brothers.

In the midst of hectic and crazy days, there is strength in numbers. There is encouragement found in friendships, and joy in knowing that we're not alone. These days are treasured.

1 comment:

  1. You made snowflakes for the goodbye party?! That's pretty awesome! Sorry we didn't get to see them! I'm sure they were beautiful!
    I really miss you guys!