Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer time fun.....

Summer time is a time for fun, but with the economy and maybe the health of your child in question fun might have to be redefined. And that is okay.

Fun can be simple and cheap. I have fun just watching my grandchildren do the everyday things that I call chores.... things like planting the garden and feeding the alpacas. It is different for them and they are having fun too.

Find simple and cheap things to enjoy with your children and grandchildren. Mold the activities to match the physical abilities of the children and look for simple things like a walk in the woods, digging in the sand at the beach, or making things with paper, glitter, and glue in the shade of a tree.

Make homemade Popsicles or fruit smoothies with fresh fruit from the local market. Tell stories, you about your childhood and your children about the magic that runs in their imagination. My grand-daughter had the most fun this weekend telling me stories about fairies and the magic she thinks they have.... you know, the Tinkerbell kind of magic. It made me feel young to just listen to her dreams.

No matter what your circumstance... health, money, lack of one or both..... take time finding the less expensive things in life and maybe you will discover a little magic too.

Happy summer taking it one day at a time finding the magic of the moment.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kids are precious.....

  • Kids are precious and they have such happy spirits. Sometimes in this world when things are so scary with the violence, diseases, loss of jobs, and money worries we have as adults, we overlook those happy hearts our children have.

My grand-daughter's entry in the art fair reminded me of the absolute JOY that children have in their little hearts. To them, butterflies, bees, sunshine, and rainbows is all there is to their perfect world as long as they are loved.

Spend some time this week finding JOY and looking for the butterflies and rainbows in your little corner of the world. I will be spending some precious time with my grandchildren to find mine. Maybe we will see a butterfly or a rainbow in the process.