Happy Monday! And a Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day too.
I’m a little behind on things so let’s get to some ways to make some memories this week, shall we?
1. Eat lunch under the table. If you like, invite the kids to tape up some artwork on the “roof”!
2. Go tour a college together. Roam through the classroom buildings, library, student union and such and talk about what your child would like to do someday. There is something impressive and otherworldly about universities, especially to kids. Be sure to wander the art building and get inspired by the art on display for home projects too!
3. Home for the day? Give each other glamorous or over-the-top makeup jobs. The boys can too, if they like. Think Captain Jack!
4. Get inspired by Katherine Marie Photography and do one of a zillion snow projects. No snow required for lots of them!
5. Start a new weekly dinner tradition. For instance, every time you sit down to dinner together this week, start the meal with something you’re proud of and something lucky that happened today, or everybody wear hats or costume jewelry. Involve the kids in dreaming up each week’s tradition.
6. Enough with winter! Use pages from ruined books to make a beautiful spring-like butterfly wreath like this one from Alisa Burke.
7. Paint polka dot designs on your children’s toenails.
8. Try your hands at making some darling painted penguins like these from Craftberry Bush. Can you guess what they’re made of?
9. Make mix-and-match pancakes for dinner. Make up a big batch of batter and set out bowls of add-ins like blueberries, coconut, chopped banana and chocolate chips. Let the kids add their ingredients and then cook them up! Make them small, just in case some combinations leave a little to be desired.
10. Set the camera on timer and take a bunch of pictures of yourselves, photo-booth style.
And with that, I’m off to fill some bellies, read some books and tackle eighty-five loads of laundry.
Have a magical week!