Wake up, take forever to make bed and get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, pack bag, put on multiple layers of clothing, wear boots, carry sneakers for PE, get into the car, and just get to school in time for the bell…
What about after school: come home, eat dinner, practice piano, do math homework, write multiple sentences using new vocabulary words for the week such as “hopeful” and “together,” jump in the shower, brush teeth, fill out the reading log, pajamas, read in bed, and sleep.
So when did we have FUN?
I understand the weekend, yeah, but c’mon, man, where’s the fun in being a kid these days?
Lately we have been taken to scaring each other when the other is in the bathroom. Superfun.
We take time to play games, run around, ride the bike, go for a hike, coordinate playdates, bake cookies, chat about the goings-on of second grade.
It was my morning for school drop-off today, and as we kissed goodbye, I said “have fun.”
Have “fun” at school?
Is that okay?
So I hope she does have fun.
Can you have “fun” while you learn?
Yeah, I think so.
But let’s make sure the kids are still having fun, away from all the activities and the structure and the resume-builders. Cut loose.
To be cliched, they’re only young once, and what better way to take advantage of that youth than just have fun.
For you and for them.