Friday, October 19, 2007

Back and Kids Stuff

I've been away from the blog-o-sphere for over one month according to the date on my last post. Unbelievable! I'm going to try to update more regulary, now that our lives at home are in back to semi-regularity. So, if I do have any readers left after my long absence, hopefully you'll have something new to read on a fairly regular basis. I do have to say, though, that the break provided me with a freedom that I have enjoyed. Not being so tied to regular posting, not wondering about comments, etc. were freeing for my mind and heart during a season where my mind has been consumed with lots of other real-life stuff, such as re-establishing rhythm and routine to our American life, jumping back into my ministry role at church, and unpacking. Oh! And homeschool!

Anyhoo, we are starting a new little fun family thing at our house tonight. We are establishing "kid days". Each child in our family will have a day once a month when it is "their" day to have some special time with mom and dad all by themselves. They will also get to choose a special breakfast and get their meals served on the special red plate. We'll be using the children's birthdays to figure out when these days will be. For example, my son's birthday is on September 19, so on the 19th of every month, it will be his special day. Tonight, we're taking him out to dinner, while grandma watches his sisters and then we're going to make a list of things to do during the next year on his special day. I'm hoping to come up with lots of inexpensive ideas. We want this time to be a blessing for each child, to let them know they are special and unique, a time to listen to them and give them individual attention. But what we don't want is lots of expense. So, that's why for this first time, we're making the list for the year.

So, what's been up with you, long lost readers? How are things in your world?


Debbie said...

Welcome back, Joni! Glad to see you blogging again.

I love the idea of the special day. We have five children, so it might be a bit more difficult, but even if we just recognized that person on their day and did something special for them it would be great.

If you have time to read blogs, I'd love to have you stop by at:

God bless!

Jen said...

From a REALLY long lost reader:
Hey there! I have not blogged in forever, and am glad I found your new blog upon return to homeschoolblogger! I have enjoyed reading of your London adventures!

I would love for you to come over and visit my blogs, and I will come back here and visit you!

I also love the idea of "kid days"!
MrsIncredible/JenofAvonlea on HSB

beth said...

I love the idea of "kid days"! I want to hear more about it sometime. Glad you're back to blogging. I've missed you!