Posts Tagged ‘family

01
Nov
12

Writing assignment

Greetings!

It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been pretty busy and haven’t had much time to sit down and type out my thoughts online. 

By the title of the post, you’re probably assuming that this is one of those posts where I’ve been “tagged” from someone else’s blog, and now you’ll get to read about such interesting topics as ‘what’s my favorite color’, or ‘best moment in life’, or the ever popular ‘thing no one would ever guess about you’. All intriguing stuff, but no. That hasn’t happened. And, I won’t tag any of you at the end of this post, either. I promise. 

Our kids have been working on their handwriting for school. One of their exercises is to write a note or letter to their mom about anything they’d like to cover. It started with mommy and has somehow migrated to writing back and forth with me. 

Now, for those of you who know me well, you know there’s a reason I type 99% of my communication: simply because it only allows for 1% of it to be undecipherable. Clearly, I should have been a doctor. 

Needless to say, I’ve enjoyed this little exercise. We have little mailboxes for each member of the family. In the morning, the kids find their notebooks in their mailboxes. They read my note (as best as they can), and then write a note back to me. There’s just something really cool about seeing those two, spiral bound notebooks sitting in our mailbox. I’m always excited to see how they responded to my questions and what they asked me, in return. (Side benefit: my handwriting is improving as well…slightly)

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See? I told you it was getting better. Just a bit.

The benefits to me and our kids, for this exercise, have been many. Maybe I’ll have to share them in a follow up post. 

Question: How do you connect with you kids? How do you find out what’s going on in their world? How do you put yourself in a place where you can view the world from their perspective? 

You can add your thoughts below. 

 

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23
Apr
12

Monday motivation: Do it to it. Or is it Duit Tuit?

I remember as a young child someone gave me a small round, plastic object. On one side, it had the letters TUIT printed on it. On the reverse side was a message much like the one in the picture. I was the fortunate recipient of a round tuit! (cheesy, I know) Since someone was so thoughtful as to bestow this round tuit to me, I could now complete the tasks that I always said I would do “when I got a round tuit (to it)”. How lucky am I?

Obviously, this was a play on words. The circular object was no more magical than anything else, but it was more of a made up license to start the things you always said you would, but for some reason, didn’t. You now had no excuses because you had received the round tuit.

Here’s my Monday challenge to you: what is that thing you’ve been putting off? You know what it is. Just in case you’re having a case of the Mondays, let me throw a few reminders out there:

  • you’ll start to work out
  • you’ll make that phone call
  • write that letter
  • reach out to that person
  • start to save money
  • plan for retirement
  • spend more time with your kids
  • become more positive
  • work on that presentation
  • reconnect with a family member you haven’t seen in years
  • call your high school buddy
The list goes on and on, but only you know what you’ve been waiting to do until you get a round tuit.

So, on this Monday morning, I’m passing along this round tuit to you virtually. Now you have no more excuses. You don’t have to figure it all out today, but you need to set the wheels of action into place to make that thing happen. In other words: do it to it!

Enjoy your week!