Wednesday, November 09, 2011
An addition to the schedule.
A couple of weeks I added a small thing to the schedule for the kids. It says "15 minutes outside with Mom". That's a new one. They've had to go outside before, but now they have to go outside with me. I am getting all kinds of walks in and the outdoor time is good for me. What gave me the idea was this book . It is written for younger kids, but it does emphasize how good going outside can be for all of us and it's got a lot of good ideas in it. I checked it out from the library and read it and put the item on our schedule and now next time I go to the library, I'm going to get it out again and maybe write down some of the ideas for interesting things to do, other than just go for a walk, although the walk in the moonlight we just took and the walk the other day in the rain were different and fun. One other thing that I do remember from the book that the kids and I want to do is to take a picnic of hot muffins and hot chocolate outside on a cold day. I think it's cold enough now in the lower 50s, but the kids want to wait until it is at least 40, maybe 30. That should be quite bracing. :-)