Fun Fridays

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While Marshall was in medical school and residency, I worked as a nanny(btw, best job evah!).  When I first started with the J family,  I didn’t have kids of my own.  My husband was always in the anatomy lab or studying or on call.  I didn’t have any (non-med school) friends.  I had two dogs and a lot of DVDs.  And books…my, oh my with the hundreds of books I read.  (Do you know what I would give to have an hour of uninterrupted reading time these days??)

Point being:  I had a lot of free time on my hands. Time to scour my craft books and the internet for ideas for all of us to do together.  (I think I had as much fun coming up with ideas as I did actually doing them!  ‘Cause I really am that dorky!)

Anyway, I decided to come up with something called “Fun Friday”.  During the school year, I’d pick up the girls from school and the first question would be, “What are we gonna do for Fun Friday????”  We would go places, bake things, make things, paint things…we made and did so much!  It was fun.  They looked forward to it, and I looked forward to it, too!

I always thought I’d do it with my kids, too.  And I did for a while.  When I was still with the J family, it was easy to do stuff with them and let the little kids join in.  But since we moved away, I’ve moved away from Fun Friday.  Over the summer, our weekdays and weekend days kind of blended together.  I never knew what day of the week it was!  But now the kids have started back to school, and we’re beginning to settle into a pretty good routine.  I’ve never been a strict schedule person but having some stability is nice, I must admit.

But I’m hoping…really hoping that I can bring Fun Friday back!  I’m going to try to do one craft or project or something fun every Friday.  Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get pictures and ideas posted here.  I’m a crafter at heart…and I can’t wait to figure out what our first craft is going to be!!

Anybody got a great idea for tomorrow??

5 Responses to Fun Fridays
  1. Jess
    September 24, 2009 | 6:20 pm

    not a schedule person? Hmmm I seem to recall color-coded daily schedules hanging on the back of a closet door…..just sayin

  2. punkinmama
    September 25, 2009 | 11:44 am

    I think it would be a good idea to ask the kids to help make a list of different crafts/projects/trips they would like to do. Then you can add things you come up with too, and then pick a different one every week.

    Going to an apple orchard would make a great trip, and of course, pumpkin patch when it’s time. Then you can carve or paint pumpkins. You could do that with apples too…