A Couple of Good Kid Links

I am finally feeling as if I’m back in the land of the living. Unfortunately, it now seems as if Little Chick is now starting to battle something (in addition to those pesky molars cutting through!).

Anyway. I wanted to share a couple of really good kid links that I discovered today. The first is from Kids Craft Weekly, which is actually a newsletter that you can subscribe too. I was so excited to get mine this week and see that it is all about alphabet crafts. Little Rooster finishes up school in about 4 weeks and so I am trying to come up with some things we can work on this summer. I am truly going to try my hand at a flexible schedule, which offers him and I some time in the afternoon to “do school.” The last time I tried to do this it stressed me out to no end and was not successful. I really think this time will be different…more on all that in later posts.

The other link is about birthdays from Uncommon Grace. If there is anything that I wish I had totally done differently in my parenting since Little Rooster was born, it would be to have started a more family centered birthday tradition. I love planning things and I went a little crazy planning birthday parties from the very beginning of his life. None of his parties have been totally uncontrollable, but they have always had a theme and all that mess; not to mention the expectation that every year should be bigger and better. This post really inspires me to start this year with family centered traditions. I love the candle ring and the crown and those are 2 things that I will probably be doing this year. But my absolute favorite is the little poem they say before bed. That is the sweetest thing. What a sweet memory she is making with her children!

Here is the poem just in case you don’t make it to the link:

When I have said my evening prayer,
And my clothes are folded on the chair,
And mother switches off the light,
I’ll still be ___ years old tonight.

But from the very break of day,
Before the children rise and play,
Before the darkness turns to gold,
Tomorrow, I’ll be ___ years old.

___ kisses when I wake,
___ candles on my cake.

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