Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gingerbread House

So we thought it would be fun to make a gingerbread house as a family.  We bought a kit, but didn't look at it until we went to decorate it.  Oops.  I guess you are supposed to make the house 24 hours in advance before decorating it.  After the walls all fell down, we just decided to give every one a piece and let them decorate it.  That seemed to work a lot better anyway.  I think next year I will just give everyone a gingerbread man cookie to decorate.  

The meanest Mom in the world

Cinderella informed me yesterday that I am the meanest mom in the world.  So I decided that she can see how much I do for her.  For the next week she has to help me do things like make meals, fold laundry ect.  that are things I do for her that she can help with, and things that she can do for herself, she is going to have to do them all, such as picking up her toys, and dirty clothes, cleaning up her place from the table, making sure she gets her home work done.

She discovered this morning when she was woken at 5:30 to help make breakfast, that it isn't the easiest thing in the world.  I'm sure she will make many more discoveries before the week is over.

Decorating our tree with service

So as I mentioned in an earlier post, I wanted to put more focus on the Savior this Christmas season.  So after pondering it, I came up with a plan.

I made a bunch of paper ornaments, and let the kids decorate some.  Now every time someone does an act of service for someone else, they get to take one of their ornaments and put it on the tree.

The first day they were pretty excited, put lately they forget.  I need to remind them more that they can do this.


So Cinderella has been learning about the line of symmetry in math, and the other day she said to me, "Did you know that Spike's teeth are like symmetry"

I said, "Oh ya, thy kind of are."  amazed at how my child was grasping this new concept.  
Then she said to me, "you know what I mean?"  So wanting to hear her explain, I asked, "what?"
She then said, "You know like tombstones?"