When Brittany turned twelve I took her on a momma/daughter weekend getaway and Kayla looked forward to her 12th for two years knowing I would do the same for her!
A month or so before the long awaited weekend arrived she could talk of little else! Every day or two she would hand me an updated list of what we were going to do that weekend, what we were going to eat, and when we would go to sleep:)
I will always look back on our weekend as such a special time. I spoiled her rotten, doing whatever her little heart desired!
We stayed at a resort, shopped, played miniature golf, ate at her favorite restaurants, went swimming, played games, ate way too much junk food, listened to Preparing for Adolescence, and looked at magazines at the bookstore.
I can’t believe I am just now posting about this! She turned 12 back in October! I can’t seem to keep up with this old blog. Oh well!
Last year I taught art class to 20 fifth graders. I helped them make a journal about their life. They made a page about their personality traits, what they want to be when they grow up, their favorite color, things they love, three things they wish for, their favorite food, what they are thankful for, and their favorite thing to do.
I have helped a lot of kids make journals similar to these over the last several years. I volunteer to teach art in my children’s classes because I enjoy getting to know their friends & classmates. My kids go to a private school and their teachers have always worked so well with me, letting me come in whenever I can. I help the kids' work on their journals throughout the school year. Most of the children have a lot of fun and they are always excited at the end of the year when they get to bring them home. I always enjoy it too, except for all the prep work at home:)