Well, it’s been a great, long weekend but we’re back in the swing of things over here at Ties & Tutus. Are you? Today’s challenge is a simple one. I know we are all in vacation or relaxation mode, so don’t worry, we won’t ask too much of you just yet. This week’s challenge is to leave a note or special treat for your mail carrier. I have to admit, our mail lady came to the door to have me sign for a package last week and I felt horrible when she left because it was 110 degrees outside and she’s pounding the pavement with a sack of mail. I imagine it’s a thankless job, so I scribbled a little note and left it in our mailbox for her just to let her know I appreciate what she does. I have no idea what she thought when she read it, but sometimes it’s the little things that go a long way.
In honor of Memorial Day and all of our fallen heroes, we would like to dedicate this week’s challenge to the brave men and women currently serving in our military. As we remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom, we as you take a moment and visit the site www.give2thetroops.org. Our challenge this weeks is to support the troops in any way you can. You can send a card, make a donation or collect goodies for care packages to be set overseas. Please visit Give 2 the Troops for more ideas or to get involve. Happy Memorial Day!
With the weather heating up here in the Phoenix area, most of us are hightailing indoors, but this week we are challenging your to abandon your a/c and get outside with your family. Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to play soccer at 2:00 in the afternoon on black asphalt. This week’s Ties & Tutus challenge is to take a family walk every night after dinner. I know my family and I love to pull out the wagon and dog leash, get some fresh air and meet the neighbors at sunset. The heat subsides and it’s a great time to spend some quality time with the family, so get out there!
Well, it’s Monday again. I know, I know. Nobody needs the reminder, but do not fret, we’ve got a fun way to start your Monday morning here at Ties & Tutus. Are you ready for our second Monday Morning Challenge? This week’s challenge is to allow your child(ren) to cook dinner for the family. If your kiddos are too young to do this challenge independently, take the opportunity to have them in the kitchen with you, helping in any way they – stirring, measuring, learning, interacting, watching.
At the end of the week we’d love to hear how it went. Are you raising a future chef? Did somebody burn the house down? Were you presently surprised or were you gagging through dinner? This is sure to be a funny memory for both you and your children.