School's out! Kids are home and life goes off it's regularly scheduled routine. Later mornings, long sunny days and the rush to get everything in the ground has meant some long days around here. I'm thankful the boys are so handy and helpful that I can just say do __________ this and it gets done. Do they groan, yes they do but they do it, it's pretty great. I like to reward them with lots of thrift shopping. HA! Really? I've been taking them kayaking at a local lake which is pretty awesome for all involved and since we're out.....thrift scores happen!
Like this pretty awesome Ikea table/locker. Found on a Facebook selling group for 15 bucks. I was lucky enough to roll up on the post right as it was posted and boom first comment and it was mine! We headed out a little later and scooped it up. I put it right in the living room and I kind of love it!
I also whipped into the thrift store and found a couple of interesting books. Ring of Bright Water, older book about a guy who owns an otter. We watched the movie a few years ago because one of our little boys has a thing for otters. Unfortunately the movie ends pretty brutally so I'd suggest watching it first before letting kids see it and decide for yourself. It IS a good story, it's kinds of sad. I thought the book might provide more details and a less abrupt ending, I haven't started it yet but once my current book is done I'm going to give it a go.
I also grabbed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, thinking I'm going to have teens in a few short years, I best be prepared. It's definitely written for kids so I think my boys will at least page through it? I don't know, the habits seem solid and I'm hopeful they'll glean something from it. Anyone given it to their kids? How did you approach it? Like here you need to read this or something more smooth like having it in the book case and maybe practicing the habits yourself? Let me know what you think!?!
Don't forget to go enter the tiny little giveaway for a box of VILE/AWESOME Jelly Beans--we bought an extra box and my boys want to give them away, would you enter?