Memorial Day Weekend has always signaled the beginning of summer for me, and last week I posted about the top 50 Experiences I wanted to give my kids that I remember doing when I was younger.
I do want them to also understand that this weekend is about more than just BBQ’s and beach trips. So I set about to explaining- in a way a 4 year old would perhaps understand. I could see the glazed over eyes…and then, “mommy, could you please stop talking?”
Okay then. Mission failed. Or so I thought. The next day in the car Sweets says to me, “Mommy, I really wish there were no bad guys so that all those women and men didn’t have to fight to keep us safe and they wouldn’t get hurt.”
Wow. Mission accomplished! I suppose her little brain, which is actually a HUGE SPONGE of a brain, just needed a bit of time to process the pretty hefty information I had given her. Then we went home and I showed her different pictures of the memorials we have here in DC to honor our veteran’s and her attention to that lasted around 2 minutes before she asked to see a video of Frozen. Okay, but a step in the right direction!
The rest of our weekend we spent relaxing and pretty much doing nothing. The past 2 months have been all about preparing to move and starting this week it’s going to be all about the actual move. So we enjoyed our lazy, relaxing weekend together. I’m just going to tell my weekend in pictures.
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! I am going to be quite busy for the next week moving to our new house, so I will be reposting some older blogs, now that I’ve been writing long enough to actually have older blogs!
Have a great crazy day!