April 3, 2013
My "cat alarm" is getting earlier now that daylight savings time has changed the rising of the sun. Although Springtime is taking its sweet time to gain its rightful place on my lawn and in my dresser drawers, my cat is of the belief that's it's here, warm and ready to go at 5:30am. The dilemma I face is that I can't lock my cat in or out of my bedroom for litter box reasons I care not to discuss on this column. (My least favorite part of having a cat is the litter; yes I tried to potty train him but I don't cope we'll with any mess so I didn't finish what I started with that little project.) At first, I'd wake to a cat on my stomach and a toy fuzzy mouse dropped on my face. Thinking I'd outsmart him I began hiding his toys before I went to bed. Now he playfully kisses my nose then painfully bites it.
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She Spring Break
TheHappyMom.com is my latest addition to my list of blogs to read. Here are a few Spring break suggestions she has...
Set the timer and spend 15 minutes on Pinterest. Find a new crazy thing to do with your kids. It could be indoors or out. It could be a new chore system, a science experiment, a craft, or a recipe. Get them involved if possible. You can then spend HOURS planning and preparing for the new thing. Repeat as needed.
Put a snack station in the refrigerator. Put another one in a basket on the counter. Trust me, it's just easier this way.
At least once this week, let them build blanket forts and play with flashlights. If you let them strip the sheets of the beds for their blanket fort, then you have the PERFECT opportunity to teach them how to then put the sheets in the washer. And the dryer. And back on the bed.
Use your crockpot. Our dinner tonight is lucky chicken. It's four bone in chicken breasts with whatever vegetables and seasonings the kids decide to put in there.
Best spring break tip ever?
Go play with your kids.
Whatever sounds they are making are WAY less annoying when you make them too. Whatever mess they get into is much more fun if you help make it. Whatever trouble they are getting into is much safer if you join in the mischief.
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