Maybe you’ve got some stuff on your to do list today that your not looking forward to, I say, "Make them an adventure."
Had one of those things you love to hate on my “to do list” yesterday, the school fundraiser. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great thing. I support our schools, it’s just not always fun to take your 5 year old around and ask for people to buy things.
Yesterday was pick up day for all the stuff she sold. I wondered how was I going to do that 3 kids,10 boxes of frozen cookie dough and 1 parent.
Instead of dreading it, we made it an Adventure. Other parents might have thought I was nuts letting a 5 year old and 3 year old carry cookie dough to the car themselves, but what else was I supposed to do, I was carrying the baby. You know what, they had fun though. My son couldn’t stop talking about how strong his muscles were.
Take the things on your to do list and make them an adventure. I love what Maya Angelou said, “Life is pure adventure, the sooner we realize that, we’re able to treat life as art.”
I don’t know about your family, but in mine…The Adventures of Mommy, Emily, Andy, and Zoe. We roll together at the gym, at the school fundraiser, we may just even cut down a real Christmas Tree together this year. Life as we know it is not a pain or a bother, its art, and we paint with bright colors.