Friday, July 1, 2011

The Little Magical Things

Yesterday morning Henry woke up and asked for breakfast in bed. Why not? I thought. I grabbed some (mostly spill-proof) vittles and we snuggled in for breakfast. I wiped hands and tried to prevent spills the whole time, but it was fun to bend the breakfast rules and a tiny bit magical in the way that any little shake-up of the routine is magical when you're a child.

I have three goals for our summer days:

* work
* read
* play

We try to get our chores and 30 minutes of reading done in the morning and then we get on with our fun. Do you know how great it is to plan an afternoon when the only objective is "have fun"?

Really great.

Anne and I need a little summer break, so we're going dark for a few days; we'll catch up with you here in a week or so. Happy 4th!


Joan said...

What lovely, crisp, happy morning pictures! You are as trim and lovely as ever (you skinny minnie). Not that you can't be "fluffy" and lovely :) Some of my favorite people are fluffy. You just happen to be one of the exceptions.
This is a random comment isn't it? Enjoy your bloom-cation :)

Joan said...

Ps: How many times can a girl say "lovely" in one comment?!

Christina said...

Love this scene. I need to ask why not more often instead of heading straight for no at the many requests of my kids. Have a great break!

Melissa said...

We are totally loving this summer break. We've learned not to plan too much so that we can be free to choose the fun for the day. I love it! Your pictures are so adorable.

Vicky said...

Thats a great plan. And also doing reading in the morning make great sense instead of trying to squeeze it in at the end of the day. x

richard said...

Hi, Linda and Richard Eyre here. You may know us from our parenting book bestsellers or the blogs of our daughters.....or perhaps you have seen our weekly columns in the Deseret News.

But in any case, we know you. And we love your blog! Of all the "mommy blogs" out there, it is surprising how few actually focus on mothering and parenting. Yours is one of them, and you do it so well!

We have what we think is our best and most important parenting book ever coming out the first of September, and we would like to invite you to be part of our advisory board and help us craft (and disseminate) our message about the dangers of ENTITLEMENT! We feel that the entitlement attitudes of today's kids are the biggest problem of their generation (and the biggest concern of parents throughout the world)!

The new book is called THE ENTITLEMENT TRAP: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Owning. It will be in stores in early September, but if enough people pre order it from and other on line outlets it could debut on the bestseller lists its first week, and that would cause thousands of other parents to be aware of it and to have access to a message we think parents desperately need.

So here's the deal: If you are willing to work with and advise us on our board, we can send you a large pre publication sample of the book so that you can make your readers aware of it and give them a chance to order it at a pre-pub discount of more than 33%. And then we would want your ongoing input for the website which is now in its lead-up phase to the book, but which will continue to supply additional info and helps to moms long after the book is out. It will, of course, link to the blogs of all members of our board.

Take a look at that site and get a bit more idea of the nature of the book, and let us know as soon as possible if you will be an adviser. We will then send you the extensive excerpts so that you can blog about the book and about the movement prior to the book's release.

Best, Linda and Richard Eyre (

PS There will also be webinars and other exciting opportunities for those who pre order the book, and of course for you and other board members.

Jennifer said...

Such a precious this!

Joan said...

Whoooaaa! Richard Eyre graced your blog!? That's awesome :) Richard and Linda are amazing.