Writer shares life as a transplant to the South from California. Preacher's wife, mother, daughter, friend, sometime crafter, wannabe cook, takes on life and it's many blessings.
The Time Of My Life
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I want to be a neat mom, a fun mom. And I hope one day our home will be the one that the kids like to hangout at. I know this will mean that kids will be at our home wanting to eat, sleep, etc. But that's the kind of home I grew up in. My parents were the cool parents. Don't get me wrong, I did have rules to live by and I was respectful. But my friends were always over. Ben is just 2, and yet, I am always thinking of what we can do for fun. Today, we built a tent in our living room. I'm trying to pull from my own childhood memories of what neat things my parents and grandparents did with me. I have a book called "101 Things Every Kid Should Do Growing Up" by Alecia T. Devantier that helps. It has a bunch of wonderful ideas in there. Inside, she lists how to bake a cake from scratch (recipe included), how to grow a vegetable garden, how to enjoy a lazy summer day (I liked, "Run through the sprinkler or lie around in a shallow wading pool.") I'm going to go now so Ben and I can "Lie on a blanket in the cool grass, looking for shapes in the clouds."