Nutritional Magnet Review, and New Mail Message Boxes

July 25, 2008 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

When school starts, my brain starts wanting some newness and fresh ways of looking at things.

The kids this morning, finishing yesterday’s food chart to see where they need to work today:

Flash has a lot of questions, “Where is bread?”
“You put that under ‘whole grain’.”

We found that the kids could often fill in, say, half a block for “snack” or “exercise”.   If they only ate a little of something or went for a ten minute walk.

My oldest is the least inspired with the actual paperwork, but he’s reading labels and making choices, so that’s good.  He is reading labels to make good choices and trying to leave room for his big dessert at night.

I was inspired by the new space on the fridge reclaimed and when I saw these, hanging there as old gifts from friends, unused, I thought, “Hmmmm”.

I covered them with matching paper, personalized them, and added some notes to thank the kids for trying something new.

They already have magnets on the back.

I hope they enjoy their new “mailboxes”.  Last week, I bought A Busy Mom’s Guide to Prayer by Lisa Welchel. I might put thoughts and prayers generated in my quiet time from that in their mailboxes so they’ll know I’m praying for them while they are at school each day.

I have some journals already for the kids and they LOVE when I add notes in them.  I usually add some at the first of the year.  It helps me adjust to not having them here.  I thought I could insert the notes into their books after they read them.  The “mailboxes” might also be used for chore lists sometime, or to store memory verses, if we are working on one.  I feel as good getting ready for the next season as they do.  It helps to find ways to celebrate instead of grieving another season passing…and I usually do some of that, too!


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