Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Do you enjoy the holidays? What do you do for your home?
Friday, October 13, 2017
Miss G was so excited and could not wait to go from thing to thing. She enjoyed spending time at the NASA and the COSI exhibits and interacting with all of the science experiments and technology present that she could work on.
Including all the S.T.E.M projects, there was also some craft projects sponsored by Jo-Ann's Fabrics. She really enjoyed creating her "super girl" cape.
I think the most important to learn for her during the conference was that she is able to do anything and just because she is a girl does not make a difference. We already practice this concept with our morning when we recite our positive words, but it was really reinforcing to see the word spread across a huge wall.
I really enjoyed our time together and am looking forward to see what she accomplishes with her Daisy Scout Troop.
***********As I was writing this post, heard a new story about The Boy Scouts allowing girls to join next year. I personally thinks it would take away from the Girls Scouts and all they have to they have to offer. What are your thoughts?
Monday, October 9, 2017
I have thought about limiting the number of activities she participated in, but I have also thought with doing that, that I was limiting her. I do not want to stifle her growth as a person, her creative juices or her free spirit of trying. I am do not think that I should limit her activities, since I am involved in a few myself. So....I have chosen to not to limit her, but to limit myself which moms do all the time. I find pockets of "me" time during her activities to recharge to get back into mommy-mode. I just keep reminding myself of the glee I feel as a parent when she is singing a song at church, mastering a new swim stroke or when her annual dance recital comes around. I want her to be happy and her current activities do. I know that it won't last always and I have 13 years to figure out what to do with my extended "me" time when all her activities end (or they won't end but all I will have to do is show up).