Time with my kids

(If you’re here for the A to Z Challenge, scroll down for today’s post. This is my regular Monday post about things I’m grateful for.)

This year, I ran across some very clever Easter egg ideas online. I showed a couple of them to my son, and he agreed that the geode eggs were cool. We had to hunt for alum powder (for future reference, check pickling supplies), and it took longer than we expected. I’ll post some pictures after I either find the charger for our camera or locate my son’s camera. The colors of the shells are intense, and the crystals are lovely.

That’s one example. My kids like doing things with me, though — playing games, coloring, stopping in to see if they can help make dinner, reading, visiting the library. My daughter loves to come to the store with me. I’m not always wild about that — shopping tends to take longer and have more digressions when she’s with me — but I try to remind myself that she won’t always be so eager, and she won’t always be around.

My family’s been around quite a bit this holiday weekend, and we’ve done several things together, from visiting a playground to an Easter egg hunt. Some time has been apart — my husband took our daughter to a birthday party this afternoon. It’s good for them to spend time together, too.

Today, I’m taking the time to say I’m grateful for time spent with my family, even if there are times I’d rather work on my latest novel idea.

What are you grateful for today?

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  1. Definitely something to be grateful for while it lasts…

    • Yes, seeing other nests becoming empty highlights that. (Although I’m watching my husband play video games right now rather than watching Dora the Explorer with the kids.)

  2. I’m grateful for family time, too. My mom and I went on a trip today, something we’ve been doing more frequently in the past couple months, and it was nice to spend time with her.

  3. Oh how sweet that your daughter wanted to accompany you to the store! πŸ˜€ I know what you mean, sometimes it’s easier to just get in, get what you need and get out, but for her, well, just that individual time she got to spend with her mom was probably a lot of fun. 😎

    I read an article that said papertowels in Alaska can cost upwards of $40 a pack! So I’m grateful for the fact that the grocery store is just down the street from me instead of dropped in to a remote location by plane. πŸ™‚

    Nice series you have here, very up lifting! πŸ˜€

    • She loves the store, and it doesn’t matter much which store — corner store, supermarket, or Home Depot are all wonderful places in her mind. It’s kind of fun talking to her, too, answering her questions about why we buy certain products but not others.

      Oh, goodness! I think I’d be using a lot of kitchen towels and doing laundry rather than pay that much for paper towels.

      Thank you for the compliment on the series. πŸ™‚ I ran across the idea last year on someone’s A to Z blog (sadly, I don’t remember whose) and decided to implement it at the beginning of this year.

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