I found this in my kindergartener’s backpack last week.
She said she was sad because one of her classmate’s wouldn’t sit next to her in art.
Though I hate to think of her sad, I just love how she used art to express feelings. I told art is one great way to get her feelings out!
Do your children ever draw how they feel?
Well I am thanking god that 2 out of my 3 children inherited their father’s athletic prowess because I am a big zero in the athletic department!
We are now into the fall soccer season which means our Saturdays are spent first with the kindergarten soccer team and the later in the afternoon with the second graders.
The weather yesterday was brilliant so I was more than happy to plant myself on the sidelines and play around with my fabulous camera and telephoto lens.
Really I could care less whether or not the kids excel at sports…or even play sports…as long as they are having fun…
Thankfully that seems to be the case…for now
Yesterday the kids had a play date and were pleasantly surprised to learn that they were going to create and work a lemonade stand.
This was thrilling for so many reasons on so many levels but mainly because a lemonade stand is just not doable on our street…where maybe one vehicle rolls down every two hours (don’t get me wrong…we love that!)
It was so adorable how the kids jumped up and down and screamed to try to get customers. As I sat and watched I had one of those “moments” and started to feel a little choked up….how the kids are so innocent and adorable and how time is passing by.
Also though I was struck with the kindness of everyday people. I mean people actually stopped their cars to get out and hand over a dollar for crappy lemonade…and some insisted on giving two dollars. The “buyers” engaged the kids in conversation and gave them a lot of positive reinforcement and kindness. It meant a lot to me and it’s a reminder that there are lots of great people in the world!
It was another memorable summer day and a time we will look back on fondly. My friend wrote about it too and has some cute pictures…check it out!
Have you ever done a lemonade stand with your children?