Thursday, June 11, 2009

BENDING THE RULES for Thoughtful Thursday June 11, 2009

Written By Lisa Olstein from Wondertime

Sure, routines are the stuff of life, necessary for maintaining structure and sanity with children, but bending the rules can be wonderfully liberating.

1. Instead of a wake-up call dictated by schedule, let dawn's first rays draw everyone out for a misty backyard safari.

2. Let go of the notion that picnics are for lunchtime: Take breakfast or dinner into the great wide open.

3. Skip the raincoats: The next time it rains, pull out the bathing suits and let the kids get as wet as they want.

4. Bring the outdoors in: Adorn walls, dressers, and bookcases with flowering tree branches (apple and cherry blossoms smell great).

5. Read a bedtime story under the starry night sky, flashlight in hand. Simply being outside in pj's is a thrill for kids, more so if you're in pj's too.

It's worth a second read-repost from 2007

1 comment:

TL said...

Oooooo we did #3, with the bathing suits, all the time during my summers in North Carolina. The area in front of the military housing would flood, the worms would come out, and all the kids would be splashing around having a grand ol' time.