August 14th . 2014
Sometimes, when summer break feels endless, you begin to question if you actually care for your kids anymore. I know that sounds terrible, but I also know some of you know exactly what I mean. But these kiddos of mine are about to embark upon a whole new school adventure and just thinking about how scary that was for me and how scary it might also be for them, I realized ohmygoodness, I need to care for them now more than ever.
That’s why I’ve been taking them on weekly trips to their new school grounds. To play games on the playgrounds, peek in the windows and talk and wonder about everything we see. What we are doing is sneaking in some positive association before the bell rings on that very first day.
Today we upped the ante by hiding a few plastic animals from home all around the playground for them to search for on their own (or with new friends) one of those scary early days in the very near future. So not only do we have positive association, we also have distraction in the form of a SECRET MISSION. Here’s hoping it works. (For the record, it feels really good to care.)