Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Works-For-Me-Wednesday: Mom, I'm Bored Edition
When I saw that it was time for the "Mom, I'm Bored Summer Edition of Works-For-Me-Wednesday," I went into a bit of a panic. "What AM I going to do with my four kids all summer?" I couldn't think of a thing. So, I planned to just read the posts of all of the other smart people.
Then, as I was making Rice Krispie Treats at about 10:30 on Tuesday night (so my kids could have dessert tomorrow in their school lunch), I came up with a plan.
My plan: I am going to cook with my kids this summer.
The rice krispies brought back a memory. I was sleeping over at a friend's house and my friend's mom said we could make rice krispies. I had never made them. She had. My mom made them for me. Her mom let her make them.
I am going to make rice krispie treats with my kids and cookies and maybe even cupcakes.
I am also going to let them help make dinner.
I am going to do this a lot. (So, please, if you know me personally, ask me how I am doing with the goal.)
It takes more time to cook with kids than without them. They will love it. They will benefit from it. And, if I do it right (plan extra time for it) we will have a lot of fun spending time together cooking.
For more wonderful tips to combat summer boredom, go to We Are That Family. If you are like me, you can use all the help you can get.