Monday, December 22, 2008

FUN 101

Ok... I'm trying!

How to be fun...
1. SMILE, SMILE, SMILE... until it hurts
2. Join in when your kids are singing at the top of their lungs instead of nagging them to be quiet
3. Stop running errands and STAY home, BE home, not doing "errands" at home
4. Play with your kids when they ask, not "in just a minute"; play their game and not the organized version that you think you should be playing
5. Don't follow the rules ALL the time, just most of the time
6. TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL any time, every time you get the chance; oh, and don't stress about packing everything you own. Just GO!
7. Let your kids eat more candy than they should sometimes 
8. Say YES sometimes, too
9. Don't buy your husband underwear and socks for Christmas :)
10. Play outside with no shoes or coat even if it is raining
11. Stay up late and watch a movie with your kids every now & then complete with popcorn & hot chocolate even if they've watched too much tv already
12. lay in bed until 9:00 with your kids & husband watching PBS even if you have oodles to do that day
13. Hold your babies as long as they will let you
14. Let your kids order whatever they want from the menu on occassion
15. Just RELAX and not always live like you have an agenda


Jocee Bergeson said...

You should have written TO JOCEE at the top of that list....seriously, I am so bad at having fun sometimes! I try to get so much done and the reality is that I don't get much done in a day and am frustrated...and the kids are frustrated to. I need to do better w/ this. Thanks for the post!

Ashly said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!

Ganny said...

Yep.....Love ganny

The Nickell Family said...

I will be printing this one out and putting it on my fridge. Thanks for the reminder about having FUN...especially with the kids because they will be grown up and gone before you know it!

Melissa said...

Nice work.

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