My kids LOVE storms. When we are at a hotel, Darian gets so excited because they have “CHANNELS!” He loves watching the weather channel and the show the World’s Deadliest Weather. He has a hard time leaving the hotel room because he loves watching it so much! How about your kids? Will they happily use the phrase, “There’s a storm,” or will it be said as they run to hide under a blanket?
I always give my boys the 5 minute warning. Most kids need time to process and prepare for switching gears. Use the phrase, “It’s about time to leave,” the next time you want to give your kids a heads up. How much time do you usually give your kids to switch? 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or longer?
Happy Halloween! I think this phrase, “That was funny,” is perfect for Halloween! Some people make Halloween spooky, but a lot of the time the costumes can be really funny, or better yet, something funny happens while everyone is out having a great time. Like scaring someone and then laughing about the reaction… My kids favorite for Halloween.
Did you see the picture I posted last month while our family was at Halloween Town? Hector looked pretty awesome in his Lego Batman Mariachi costume! 😂 That was so funny that he won!
Although things are a little different this year, I hope your family is able to have a fun night celebrating! Tell me… what are you doing tonight to make Halloween fun?!
This week, give the gift of complimenting each other in a foreign language! I tell my boys that accepting compliments are just as important as giving compliments.
As a mom, it’s easy for me to be too critical of myself. My boys might say, “Your hair looks great,” as we head out the door, but I can be too quick to say, “No, it’s such a mess! I didn’t even style it this morning!” Not accepting the compliment doesn’t make them feel great, and if I keep countering their compliments with complaints, they might not want to give compliments at all. So I work really hard on always saying, “Thanks!” and making sure they do the same when they receive compliments.
Tell me… are you good at accepting compliments or do you down play them too?!
Inspire, don’t require.
That phrase is always in the back of my mind as we raise our boys. I do my best to inspire our kids to doing what is right, to work hard, to have fun, and everything else by doing that myself. I hope that by my example the boys will also want to do those things.
Reading is no different. I love to read. When they see me reading or listening to an audio book, it inspires them to do the same!
Reading with them helps that too. Today’s phrase, “I love reading with you,” can go right along with instilling a love of reading into your kids.
On Monday, I shared with you how Darian wouldn’t lie down for a nap. He would only nap on the go. But our baby is totally the opposite. He will not sleep on the go! But we can just lay him down, walk away from the room, and he’ll fall asleep right away. It’s a sweet treat after Darian and Nolan! Ha! Use the phrase, “The baby is finally asleep,” during the next nap time time while talking with your older kiddos or spouse!
“It’s time for dinner!” That’s right, this week we are using phrases that we say every night! Hector is a better cook than I am. He makes a really great lasagna, which is unfortunate for me, because I have to be dairy free. The boys are happy to eat it up though! What’s your favorite dinner to make right now?
Happy Labor Day!! It’s the last hurrah before everyone gets down to business with school. This week, we’re focusing on phrases some homeschooling phrases. This first phrase, “Repeat after me,” is a great one when you’re introducing a new phrase in your foreign language! Or if you are like me, “Repeat after me,” will be followed by, “I will not eat mom’s peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s.” Hahaha! I am going to need all the treats as we dive deep into the new school year! What’s your go-to treat to help you power through the summer-to-school transition?