Behold, our one and only Black Friday purchase (other than chocolate)! Elena wanted this doorbuster from Guitar Center so badly, so we broke our ban on Black Friday shopping for a tiny guitar. So far she has Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” down, as well as the theme to “Adventure Time.” Next up? The ukulele version of Outkast’s “Hey Ya.”
While I tiptoe through snow, not tulips, these days, I still make time to scour the internet for risky inspiration. Here are a few things I found around the web I thought were pretty cool:
I had a lot of fun putting together The Risky Kids Holiday Gift Guide, but not as much fun as I had reading “A Terrible Mother’s Holiday Guide to Dangerous Gifts.” I have a feeling we’d get along just fine.
(This reminds me of the most awesome conversation I had at my son’s bus stop the other day. I was the only parent out there, so I started chatting with the kids about what they wanted for Christmas. I got the usual answers … XBox One, iPad, etc. And then one girl looked me straight in the eye and said, “I want a grappling hook.” Her brother immediately piped up to say NO WAY would she get one, but we had fun imagining all the ways she could use one.)
How would your kids feel about going to school outside … year round? What a cool concept (pun totally intended).
EXACTLY what I needed to read. No matter how confident I am that we’re parenting the way that’s meant for our family, I can’t help taking to heart the criticism that my hands-off, worry-less style of parenting means I somehow love or care about my kids less than someone who frets over her kids more.
Sometimes you need to stop cleaning and start making a mess with your kids.