We live right across from our local library, and it has been so fun to follow the river to the library and check out new books! Of course, COVID changed that for a while, but we’re thankful to have it close by! This week’s phrases are all about reading together–probably one of the most popular past times of many families I know! To start of the week, use the phrase, “Would you like to read together?” the next time you are ready for reading time!
How many times have you said, “Stop playing, and lie down please,” to your restlessness toddler or energetic children at night? No doubt this phrase will come in handy during nap time this week! Do you have any tricks that help get your kiddo down for a nap easier?
A great answer to yesterday’s phrase, “I hate broccoli,” is to respond with, “Eat your vegetables so you can grow.” I am not sure how convincing it is to my boys, but at least it helps me stay strong to get them to eat their veggies! What tactics do you have to help your kids finish their plate?
I say this all. the. time. with my boys. There’s always something that they are doing that requires paper. Nolan loves to draw videos games out on paper where each level is its own page. He designs them and then colors them! Next he lies them across the floor until we have a detailed overview of a 30 level game covering our living room. It’s pretty fun to see what he comes up with. The next time you ask your kids, “Do you want a piece of paper,” ask it in a foreign language!
“Kids are supposed to get dirty.” This is what I tell myself as I see dirty footprints all over my perfectly clean floor. ha! It’s the struggle of every mom, isn’t it? Letting kids get dirty, but also wanting the perfectly clean house? Well, hopefully you can at least be happy telling yourself this phrase because you’re saying it in a different language!
If your kid could summarize the best summer ever, it would be swimming, playing with friends, and staying up late. Am I right?! What more could a kid ask for?
A trip to Disneyland.
Okay, I said, “ask” not, “dream” Hahah!
Anyway! Have fun with this longer, slightly challenging phrase, “I like to swim, play with my friends, and stay up late,” as we end our swimming phrases week!
Today’s phrase is probably the most important phrase of the entire week. lol “Look out! Don’t step in the poop,” is a phrase anyone needs whether you own a pet or not. There’s nothing worse than hanging out at playdate at the park and accidentally stepping in poop! This is a great phrase to not only use as a family but with friends who are learning a foreign language too! (Because friends don’t let friends step in poop.)
What books are you the most excited to read with your kids this year? Nolan is super into Minecraft building manuals, which kind of counts as reading? And Darian is running out of things to read. He’s gone through SO many books twice! And I love reading aloud with my kids. If you do too, use the phrase, “Let’s read together!” the next time you take out a book!
It’s birthday week!! My favorite birthday memory has to be Hector and I seeing Taylor Swift in concert on the 13th row. 😜 He also said I don’t get another birthday present ever again, and next time, I have to see Taylor Swift with my friends. But he was a good sport! Too bad Love Fest was cancelled! Hopefully next year @jaicy and I will see her! Will she play both albums?!I would LOVE to hear your most favorite birthday story!