Monday, June 29, 2009

Mother's Monday

Mondays always seem to be the hardest day of the week for me.
Mondays are always a new beginning. Either for a crazy week ahead, jam packed with activities, or for a week of fun and excitement, or for a week of worry for what will happen towards the end, or for knowing there is nothing planned and scrambling for a line-up of "stuff" so that the kids aren't bored by the middle of the week.

On Mondays, I thought I would try to give some inspiration to all the Moms and Dads out there who are wondering what to do with their week, and also some wonderful reading to start their week off.

Since we have been stuck in the house for 10 days now, I've come up with some sites that have easy activities for kiddos to do!
Go HERE and HERE for July 4th activities! I can't wait to start on some of these after naps today!

If your kiddos are constantly hungry like mine, check out "Favorite Brand Names Silly Snacks" from your local library! My kids are having fun flipping through the cookbook and deciding what they want to make!

Or, if you want to get out of your house, the Great Escape is offering FREE movies Tuesday-Thursday at 9:30am.

Hopefully, by the end of the week we will be able to be out and about for July 4th fun! For those of you who know me personally, you know that we have had a crazy month with Mr. Mischief. For those of you who don't know, Mr. Mischief had open heart surgery on June 15th to "patch" a very large Atrial Septal Defect in his heart that a previous procedure was not able to fix. After his cardiologist check up this morning we learned that fluid is starting to collect around his heart. Under certain circumstances, this would be normal, but for him it isn't. We will take him back on Thursday to check the fluid amount again and go from there.
These are my Mondays. We go from "here" to "there', and pray very hard that when we get "there" we can breathe again and start over next Monday!

I wanted to share one of the poems that has been in my head for awhile for some strange unknown reason. The first time I read Shel Silverstein was in 2nd grade and there were certain poems from Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic that have stayed with me forever. This is one of them!

Somebody Has To Shel Siverstein

Somebody has to go polish the stars,
They're looking a little dull.
Somebody has to go polish the stars,
For the eagles and starling and gulls
Have all been complaining they're tarnished and worn,
They say they want new ones we cannot afford.
So please get your rags
And your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the stars.

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