The children and I have been having our monthly Mommy & Me-s again. I take one of the kids out with me for some individual time, while the rest of them are in Music Production class with Papa, one day a week. (We just do a simple rotation, going from oldest to youngest.) It’s been great, but I’ve been noticing that as the weeks go by, the kids want increasingly elaborate Mommy & Me-s. This ultimately results in more money being spent, and I think it’s actually sending the wrong message.
I want my kids to learn that you can have a great time without spending a dime. I want my kids to know that you don’t have to do anything or go anywhere “special” in order to make our time memorable. I want my kids to understand that the amount of someone’s love is not to be measured by the amount of money they spend. Quite the contrary. It’s simply about being in the moment, consciously connecting, and being mindful that every ordinary moment has the potential to be extraordinary. I want them to know that you can deepen your relationships simply by making Magic of the Mundane.
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So today, Sparkle and I are going to do just that. And every week, every Mommy & Me, with every child, from here on out, will be an adventure made out of activities that could otherwise be less than magical.
Stay tuned over the next few weeks as I share how applying Sofia’s Ideas on Simplicity, Frugality, and Frivolity… all with an Eco-Mentality helps us make Magic of the Mundane.
This post is part of the Moms’ 30-Minute Blog Challenge, hosted by Steady Mom.