Today is National Frappe Day.
You should make, or buy milkshakes with the family after dinner.
Coming up …
October 16th is Dictionary Day. Write a definition for a family word or idiom.
October 22nd is National Nut Day. Be one or eat some.
October 24th is National Bologna Day. When is the last time you ate a B-O-L-O-G-N-A sandwich. You might want to teach your kids the song. And in case you didn’t know, Barry Manilow wrote that little jingle, on his way to stardom.
October is International Dinosaur Month.
Here are some ideas …
1. Gather up all the dinosaurs at your house. Take a photo and get anyone you can to go on the record for their favorite? Or better yet, assign each member of your family a species and explain why. This could even become a creative personality page for your All About Us album, “If Daddy where a dinosaur, he would be …”
2. Buy a bag of little plastic dinosaurs (think dollar store) and hide them in your yard. Send the kids on a scavenger hunt — if you want to keep them really busy. Tell them there are more hidden than there really are (just joking.)
3. Gather your kids around and visit discovery.com/dinosaurs for facts, images, videos and more.
4. Rent Jurassic Park.
Don’t skimp on lunch.
With the kids back in school I tend to skimp or skip all together, so I’m sharing these quick and easy open-faced sandwich ideas (from Parents magazine link) more for myself, than anyone. I’m also scheduling a 30 minute lunch with Addie three days a week — hello? I work from home. I need to do this for me and for her.
What can you do to improve lunch time in your life?
yummy bread + veggie cream cheese + sliced cucumbers.
yummy bread + peanut butter + dried cranberries + sliced almonds
yummy bread + apple butter + apple slices