Preparing for birthdays is often a difficult task for parents. We know our children best, we know just how much they already have, we know just how much more they want, and we also want to support their growth. With all of this in mind, I decided to meet my needs and theirs by buying them the tools to grow their imagination, and keep the supplies consolidated in an easy to access space (thanks to Sara for the inspiration).
I had to include a nod to my own humanity and fallibility with a book we discovered recently thanks to Erika: My Mama Says There Aren’t Any Zombies, Ghosts Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things by Judith Viorst, as well as book of Mother Goose whimsically illustrated by Brian Wildsmith.
Happy Birthday Kids!
I hope it is always so easy to get them to do their homework! While they were sitting with their new workbooks, we were rushing around getting ready for a bowling party. They barely lifted their heads to notice what we were doing.