- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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."
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.
Do you buy into the balance bikes?