The kids & I just made their Papa a fun AND PRACTICAL Father’s Day gift. It turned out great and was pretty easy. I also had each kid make their own summer towels with their names or decorations of choice on them. They love them!
When you engage your kids, every day is a homeschooling day.
Yesterday, 3.5yo E declared, “I’m good at cleaning!” And you know what? She is. She has been given appropriate jobs with support and practice, and she does a good job.
This last year, I’ve been immersing myself in the OT world of sensory input and motor skill development, and the thing that amazed me was that I now had the eyes to look at what my kids were doing and to see the purpose in their play – not because I dictated what they must do but because they sought it out themselves.
We spent 2 wonderful hours at the beach this morning. It was beautiful. The kids did really well. And after two hours? It was enough. Time to pack up our stuff and hightail it outta there. Over the years, living with multiple children with over-active sensory responses and heightened anxieties, I’ve developed a sense myself…
Sometimes, life is big, flashy, exciting, post-worthy. But most of the time, life, especially with littles, is pretty repetitive.