Sorry for my terrible absences. We’ve been quite busy with late spring busywork like putting in gardens and some fun adventures like a quick trip to the Badlands.
If you’ve never been to that magical place in South Dakota, I highly recommend it.
We made “home”-cooked meals in the microwave at night for supper and had picnic lunches in order to do it on a budget, and it was just an amazing experience. We can’t wait to go back!
If you don’t have giant rock structures to climb near you, here’s a few super simple ways to make some magic this week….
1. Find a new-to-you park to go play at.
3. Feeling worn out, fighting morning sickness or otherwise not feeling up to much in the way of magic-making? Let the kids use markers and decorate mama. 🙂
(taken when I was quite pregnant with Fiona, and another child gave me the lovely pedicure!)
4. Get out the hose and make a fabulous mud pit for the kids to play in. Every child should get to go wild in the mud at least once per summer (hopefully lots more!), and they can just rinse off in the sprinkler when done.
5. Let the kids experiment with temporary hair dye. You too, if you’re brave enough!
6. Head to a science museum.
7. Find a living history event to go visit. Either tour a permanent site or look for a Renaissance Festival or Civil War event coming to the area. Dress up, if possible!
(Look what I get to wear for a Civil War event later this month!)
8. Bake bread together.
9. Try preserving some of your garden or neighborhood flowers in homemade perfume.
10. Make watermelon playdough.
And with that, I’m off again, hopefully for less time this time!
Have a magical week.
Don’t forget to take care of you! 🙂