School’s back in session and like many parents, I’ve been searching for some more creative (but still healthy) alternatives that the kid will actually eat. And since I know a lot of my readers have similar problems, I’ve compiled a list of sites I found helpful. Now I’ll just have to find the extra time, to try some of them out.
How about you? How do you ensure a healthy variety, in your kids’ lunches?
School starts in less than a week…
Last year, my friend Tatanisha, over at A Worthey Read recently wrote an awesome post titled, “This school year, I promise to…” all about what she’s doing this school year to make sure her kids have a successful school year.
I really, really, really love this idea. So, I decided to do a similar post here on We Are the Glenns. My goals revolve around three categories: Schedules, Involvement and Homework.
I will create and stick to schedules for morning routines, as well as after-school routines. We often have a hard time getting out of the house on time – with minimal headaches – in the mornings. For the longest time, I’ve been meaning to create a schedule for us to stick to. I find, that with Dylan’s ADHD, schedules are super important when it comes to him staying on task. I plan on typing it up and posting it in his room and around the house so it’s always front of mind for him. I plan on doing the same for the after-school hours as well so bath and bed times aren’t such a struggle.
I will be more involved in school-parenting activities. Since I’m a full-time work-out-of-home mom, I can’t be involved in daytime activities like being a class mom and volunteering for field trips. However, I will volunteer in any evening and/or weekend activities I can.
I will make sure Dylan gets all his homework done – including what he needs to do over the weekend. My goal is to make sure he does his homework before anything else (except for an afterschool snack), and make sure the hubs or I check it ASAP, so he has time to make corrections. Also, since he has a bit of trouble with math, we’ll be getting him a tutor to help.
Despite it being more hectic, I’m actually looking forward to the school year. I can’t wait to put my goals into action.
Do you have any school-year goals for your kids and/or yourself? Let me know in the comments below.
Last night, I was sitting in the kid’s room because he was having a hard time going to sleep. Finally, when he did, I got ready to leave. He pops up and looks at me, turns his head away and gets out of bed. He then proceeds to walk in a circle around his room then out into the hallway – all the while saying, “I’m cold! I’m so cold.” I finally got him back into bed and covered him up – even though it was warm in his room. He went right back to sleep. I wish I would’ve thought to record it, but I was too worried.
When the kid was one year old, I was woken up by what I could’ve sworn was the pitter patter of little feet. This may not sound so bad, except for the fact that the
kid baby was in his crib. Did I mention that the hubs was out hanging with his friends? So. Damn. Creepy. I think that was when my quasi-fear of creepy kids began.
Last night’s experience got me to thinking about all the creepy kids in horror movies that totally give me the heebie-jeebies. As I’ve mentioned, I love scary movies. Love them. However, nothing freaks me out more than creepy-ass kids in horror movies. And, creepy dolls. Those freak me out as well.
Here’s my top-five list of the Creepiest Kids in Movies:
Gage from Pet Cemetery
Rhoda from The Bad Seed
Regan from The Exorcist
Samara from The Ring
Ester from Orphan
This post was inspired by one I read, over at Piper’s Run.
Her’s was titled “Bucket Lists for Kids.” And, while I love the idea… the title, not so much. To me, the term, “bucket list,” is way too morbid, to be associated, with kids.
I liked the idea, so much, that I decided to do a list, for my We Are the Glenns peeps.
So, without any further delay… here you go:
- Going Camping
- Going to a Professional Sporting Event
- Making Snow Angels
- Jumping in a Pile of Leaves
- Climbing a Tree
- Going to Disney World (or Land)
- Catching (and Releasing) Fireflies
- Going Sledding
- Riding a Horse
- Having a Pet
- Flying a Kite
- Building a Snow Fort
- Having a Snowball Fight
- Going to Sleepaway Camp
I could go on, and on, with this list. But, I’m stopping at 14. What about you? What are some things you want your kid(s) to do, while they’re still young? Put your answers, in the comments section, below.