What To Do With Boys and a Girl?
I don’t know if you knew this or not, but I have boys. Three of them.
Before they even came out of the womb, people warned me about boys.
Like how much energy they have. How loud they are. Their constant need to crash into you. Shimmy up your leg. Hang from your outstretched arm.
I will agree they are different.
They are dangerous. I love them.
Boys Create Adventure
Just yesterday, as I was mowing, I was aware of – but of course couldn’t see – little boys who were spying on me. Because you know, a mom mowing is pretty exciting.
But what was adrenaline producing to them was the sense of adventure and danger they created for themselves.
Like when they sneak around corners, ready to aim and fire that Nerf dart gun. The blasted thing scares me every time.
The Facts About Boys
So, ya . . . boys are loud. However, they don’t shriek like a certain little girl in our house.
Boys forgive you instantly. They don’t hold a grudge.
Boys run into you instead of hugging you. At least I always know where they are.
They aren’t quiet. Therefore I never need an alarm clock and we have all learned to be sound sleepers. Not to mention the fact, I can always find them when we play hide-n-seek.
Boys are fun.
Our Summer Adventure
I have some plans for this summer.
Sure. We have some school things to finish.
Like we will be :
- reading about sea creatures and land animals
- studying the book of Acts
- zipping through Volume 2 of the Mystery of History
- practicing handwriting
- and reading some YWAM biographies
But we also have some KidVentures planned.
What are KidVentures?
KidVentures is a book written by a local (meaning Indianapolis) bloggy friend, Jen Murray. She has four boys, yes four boys, all the ripe young age of six.
They are almost as cute as my boys.
Jen has created a great book of 50 activities to do with your children – notice I said children. You don’t have to have boys to benefit from her book.
But you do have to have a desire to spend time with your kids. Dare I say, a willingness to fall in love with them – and be captivated by their childhood and innate desire to live in the present moment. To be. To have some good old fashioned fun . . . that might get you dirty.
What Is Inside KidVentures?
50 Simple Ideas to Get Outdoors & Connect With Your Child
Promotes Hands-On-Learning, Creativity, & Active Adventures
Frugal Fun for the Family
Suitable Ideas for Kids Ages Preschool to Preteen
Clearly Outlined Step-by-Step Ideas
Seasonal Suggestions for Every Climate
Additional Printables, Diagrams, and Resources
What Activity Am I Looking Forward To Most?
Truth be told, Jen teaches you how to make a water sprinkler. I am all over this. There is even a diagram. But I’m going to hand the book over to the Engineer at that point. Though, from the looks of it, I could build it.
Wanna Join Me?
And if you live in Indianapolis, or near – there just might be a few meet-ups . . . so leave me a message if you want to have a KidVenture together that includes both boys and girls!