Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Things I want to do with my kids...

This is a long list, so I won't even attempt to write it all now. But I do want to be the mom who reads stories to her kids at bedtime, longer books where I read a chapter or part of a chapter every night and we pick up where we left off the next night. I want to do this with the Narnia series - I already have the full set which I got as a gift from my Amazon wishlist when Big Girl was tiny. My fabulous BIL sent it to me. He's a really thoughtful guy who always seems to pick great gifts. But I digress.

I also want to read them the Little House books. I think my childhood copies are still somewhere in my parents' basement, along with copies of lots of other great books that I will share with my kids.

I want to spend more time outside with the kids, and get Big Girl much more involved in planting and maintaining her herb garden this summer. It didn't do so well last summer, between the drought and the outdoor watering ban, but I think we can make smarter choices about plants and be better about bringing out the duck watering can to water the plants this summer. Then we can cook with some of the herbs and enjoy that.

I want to get my office organized more effectively so there's space for the kids to do coloring and crafty things while I'm in there doing research and whatnot. I know I can't do it by myself, so I need to be more assertive about getting assistance from Hubs (and, more likely, my dad) to get that room in kid-friendly order.

1 comment:

Shannie said...

I love this entry! We think a lot alike, actually. I love the idea of reading and gardening with the kids. And, reading those two specific series! Your blog always makes me smile...