Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Summer Bummer and the Fun Jar!
I am happy for warm weather, and green grass, and crazed kids. I am happy for it. I'm excited for all the fun summer brings with it. We do have one bit of a bummer, due to inflated gas prices we will not go any where out of state this summer. I've come to grips with it and we have come up with some fun things to do around Montana. The other thing that summer brings is an undesirable overuse of the TV and Playstation 2. So I came up with the fun jar. I know it's silly, but I wrote down at least 25 things that cost no money that we can do here, to encourage imagination and stop the boredom. Yesterday was our first fun jar experiment. Wyatt drew the slip. It said Unbirthday Party. Each of the kids secretly found and wrapped a white elephant gift from there room, including Kasey and I. We played limbo and hot potato, and sang the unbirthday song as we blew out candles on our unbirthday cake. We opened our presents, and it seemed like a success. They were all excited to draw another slip today. It just goes to show, it doesn't take money, just a little time to have fun with your kids. I think this summer will be full of creative fun for all of us. Maybe the gas hike is a blessing in disguise for the Blank family.