Friday, April 25, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. For Easter I always do a scavenger hunt. There is a clue egg that tells them how many eggs to get in that spot, and tells them in an abstract way where to go next, and how many eggs to get in the next search area. We tried making it harder this year. It wasn't impossible, just harder.

  2. One clue egg said, "Good job! Next there are 10 blue eggs where towels are stored." They both ran to the bathroom. I said, "What color of eggs are in there?" They both said, "Green." I said, "Look at the color on the clue again. That may not be the spot." Their minds were spinning. It was the linen closet. With a little help they got it. 

  3. Isaak's trying to ride a bike. Both of our boys took a little longer to catch on to bike riding. I'm thinking I should have invested in one of those balance bikes. In my mind I was thinking, How long would they use it? Would it really be worth the cost? Now Isaak's just about 6, his body is more the size of a 7 year old's, and the balance bikes are for 5 year olds and under. Oh wells.

  4. Do you buy into the balance bikes?

    On a great note Mica learned to ride early last summer. He was late 7 years old before he learned to ride. I was worried he'd loose his skill after not riding for a long time. This last weekend he rode the Keystone Trail with Daddy for 5 miles. :)

  5. Over the weekend my cousin's son AKA Alex warmed up to me. He's usually a Daddy, Momma, and Grandma's boy. My Aunt/his Grandma was sitting on the couch, I was on a different couch. She was saying, "Come give me a hug!" I said, "Alex come to Lissy" Motioning for him to come to me. He avoided his Grandma, and happily came to me. I just love itty bitty kids.

    Looking back I don't have a favorite age of a child. Newborns are so sweet. Even when they are disgusting, they are innocent and loveable. 2 and 3 year olds have their moments of testing their limits, but they also are so full of discovery. Kindergarteners are dependent, yet learning to be independent. 1st and 2nd graders are can do much more on their own, and still are creative. There's good moments, and testing moments with each age in my mind. What's your favorite age? Do you have one?

  6. Do misunderstandings ever happen when you have big family get-together's? It seems we can't have one without 1 fail. Usually one of the cousins picks on Isaak. Isaak retaliates, and he's the one that gets fully in trouble. It's not that he wasn't at fault, but he wasn't the only one that should be in trouble.

    First story I was told: Mica and his cousin Evan went around telling all the kids that their is no such thing as the Easter Bunny. I thought it was odd because they both still act like they believe. They are at that age where they are going to stop believing soon. Mica was all about trying to catch the Easter Bunny. Evan told his Mommy he still believed. It is possible that they were pretending though.

    Second story I heard: Daddy went to talk with the boys. He didn't tell them anything, he wanted all the info to come from them. He just asked questions. They said that they were playing a game. They hid their own eggs, and pretended to be the Easter Bunny themselves. They told the little kids they were the Easter Bunny, and wanted them to find their eggs. It caused an up roar from the adults. I can imagine why. I wouldn't want my little kids being told there isn't a Santa Claus or Easter Bunny either. As it turned out, they were just playing.

  7. The last one is something funny that Isaak said.

    Daddy: "Mica you're just like your Mom." Which in fact he's more like his Dad.

    Me: "Hey I don't loose things like you two."

    Daddy: "I'm not loosing anything at the moment."

    Isaak: "Ya Dad you're loosing your temper."


Masshole Mommy said...

I don't know if I do have a favorite age. I LOVE where my six year old is now, so maybe that. Or maybe when they were about 6 months old because they were so cute back then and sleeping through the night, but not old enough to talk back haha!

~ Noelle said...

what a fun egg hunt. luckily they did one in church Easter morning, because that was the only one he did this year!!

Eat To Live said...

One year, when my Daughter was small, I planned a savenger hunt. Well, I made the clues up early and hid them in the kitchen.
She found them and ran all over the house with all the clues in her hand looking for the prize.
It wasn't there yet,.. I was so mad at her that there was no hunt that year. The Brat!!

Harry Flashman said...

My whole family lives out west. I live back here to avoid getting entangled in that kind of fussing. Sounds like you weathered the storm intact though.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I think all ages have their sweet moments. However, I do like them when they get a bit older. I was just listening to my 5 year old niece and 2 year old nephew doing really stupid stuff over the weekend, and I had to thank God mine are way passed that annoying stage!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Yes misunderstandings happen at ALL of our family get-togethers!! It almost becomes comical at times and the level of awkwardness approaches epic proportions.


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