Summer is coming oh so quickly!??!? I know I am not the only who’s children will expect to do something everyday for at least the first few weeks of Summer. With that in mind, I am trying to be prepared you know one step ahead. I’m unsure how long I really believe I will be one step ahead of all four of my girls but we will see, I’m being optimistic. You have to be sometimes right?
To prepare I am piecing together things for us to do each day, in hopes to prevent them from using those dreaded two words….you know the one’s… I’M BORED!! I also would like to work on helping them be grateful for things that they do have and not worry so much about what they don’t have or think they need. My girls are usually really good about realizing they don’t need everything they see on TV (we don’t have cable and that helps) or things other people have but lately as they are getting older “physical things” are becoming more important to them. While I understand that is something that comes with age, and is normal. I still would like to make sure they stay grateful for all we have, and to guide them to be more giving and caring towards others.
I brought the idea of doing a Random Act of Kindness once a week up with the girls, and they were all on board!! We talked about being thankful for what we have and how lucky we are to have the ability to help others. I made sure they realized that you don’t have to get credit for doing nice things that sometimes it just feels good to know you made a difference. Thus came the idea of naming it “Thankful Thursday!”
I put together a cute little printable to tape along side whatever random act we decide to do each week, that way people can join in and share the love!! I will have the link to download it at the end of this post, so you can all join in the “Random Act Of Kindness” fun!
For our first Thankful Thursday we decided to head to the local Laundry Mat!! I’m big into couponing and it just so happened that last week I scored a bunch of laundry soap for cheap, so why not share the wealth! We brought along some quarters too to leave for people to use to wash a few loads. The girls thought it was amazing to know they were giving a stranger something. Honestly we wanted to wait outside and wait for people to come in and see their reaction…but we got tired of waiting!
We may have gotten a little carried away with the laundry baskets, but overall it was a fun experience and they girls can not wait until next Thankful Thursday! The entire way home they were talking about what we can do next and who may have gotten the quarters! We’d love to hear your ideas, and would love even more if you would join in and do your own Random Acts! Feel free to download the printable below and get your Random Act’s O