Bailie crawled into bed with me one recent Friday night saying “we need to do some things in this book together”. The title of the book is “Just Mom and Me“. As we flip through and read about the activities and fill in some questions about each other, we come across:
- “Shop and save” where you shop second hand stores or garage sales for an entire outfit on a $10 budget.
- “License to laugh”, a game for driving where you take license plate letters and create silly sayings.
- And our favorite, “Jar of Fun”, where you fill a jar with things to do together.
So we bought a jar at the Goodwill (we did attempt the entire outfit on the $10 budget, but ended up with the jar instead). So we filled the jar with fun — both the books list and a bunch of our own ideas. Now, once a month we can say “Let the FUN begin!”, then pick something from the jar. (However this month, we decided to bypass the jar and go to the Seattle Symphony’s “Day of Music“.
Secretly, I wonder if her watching me post to this blog and talk to friends about my fabulous list brought on this request. I guess I hope my project inspired her. Regardless, my role is to enjoy the “Jar of Fun”.