Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Forever Young

Someone is turning thirty-something Wednesday. Who could it be?

In honor of that someone's, something birthday, we're having a give-away! Keep reading to the bottom and you'll get your prize!

One great thing about homeschooling is that I get to live my childhood all over again. Anyone who has kids can do this by being present in the moment that their imaginations are firing away. Being home with my kids just lets me see more of it. On a recent trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Jacques chose to dress as a cowboy, with hat, chaps, and vest. As if that weren't enough, he had a cycling pack on his back and was carrying a light sabre in one hand and a phaser (with sound effects) in the other. Now, as you know, unless it happens to be October 31st, it's hard to get away with dressing like that as an adult. But it sure was a blast watching him run around all day as a Space Cowboy! Sometimes this is maddening, because my kids' imaginations tend to be quite noisy. And...I'm easily distracted and not too good with lots of noise. Sometimes I tell them Mommy's head might catch on fire if they don't quiet down. There's always a trade-off.

Remember the cart cleaning?

The prize is:

The first seven people to follow this blog (including the sweet friends who have already signed up) get a fabulous puzzle book. I'll even promise you that they haven't been written in!
Happy Birthday to the young and those who will always be young at heart!