We were watching The Voice after the kids went to bed, so that might be influencing my flair for dramatics tonight, but honestly – sometimes, as moms, we just have one of those days! Days when we feel like we are making a dent, like we are making sense, and making memories, like our work is flourishing into joyful kids. And we want to shout from a … Continue reading I want to Stand on a Coffee Table and Sing at the Top of my Lungs that I’ve Totally GOT This!
The plan was to look at Oxymorons because they are hilarious. However, the best thing about our outlook on learning is that we can change on a dime based on the interests of the kids. Ben’s mini-bike underwent some modifications and enhancements over the weekend, which allowed him to go faster and jump higher. When he and his dad stopped at Motorcycle Madness over the … Continue reading Victory Speeches – Including Everyone in the Win
Bean has had such an exciting day. He got to negotiate with a Motorcycle Builder and Shop Owner today for a little mini-bike. Dave asked him, as he’s asked him several times in the past, “How much do you have in your pocket?” Well, this time, Bean was prepared. He’d asked his dad moments before they walked into the shop to give him $5.00 to … Continue reading “Better Stock up on Oil and Band-aids, Mom!”
Saturday night, we went to the Drag Strip that is within earshot of our home. During the summer months, the racetrack noises are our soundtrack. We are out gardening, and hearing race noise. We are barbecuing and hearing race noise. We are going to bed at 11:00 at night sometimes, and hearing race noise. Two years ago, Scott raced his motorcycle on the Drag Strip a couple … Continue reading Relaxing with Explosions and Loud Noises