Sunday, February 08, 2009
I'd love your advice....
Okay, so here's the premise...
We're working on making the Sabbath more of a day set apart for the Lord. So we are keeping the TV off (aside from things that are good for the Sabbath). Max is used to the preschool channel being a regular part of his daily routine, so he's felt the change. To his great credit, he's been a champ about it for a three-year-old. He'll still ask if he can watch TV, but gracefully accepts the "Oh, remember Buddy it's Sunday, no TV today. Today gets to be a good day to spend time with family, what game would you like to play together?" answer. I must say- it takes a lot more work to keep the TV off! Haha, a day of rest :).
So, my question to all of you is what helps with young ones to keep the Sabbath day holy? I would LOVE your tips, as we have been at this three weeks and my creativity is already waning! (The pic is of Max playing in a fort... this is fun, but only keeps him busy for 45 min.)
My brother-in-law, Ty, has made little LDS pages that are coloring pages that are really Sabbath day friendly. I know you guys also have brilliant (or simple! I like simple!) ideas... and I am begging for them.
(This is Glenn writing now.) I wanted to throw this in here. Every now and then Max will get the hiccups and a while ago Kristen decided to give him "hiccup medicine" which was really just fruit punch in a spoon. Tonight he started hiccuping and I went to get his "medicine". But instead of the fruit punch, I grabbed the apple juice. Max took his first dose and said, "Hey, that tastes like apple juice!". And just like any good story, it was better in the moment. Kristen and I laughed our heads off that he saw right through our bluff. We were caught red handed and still he didn't discover the truth! He just thought he had said something funny and kept right on laughing with us.
addendum: My cousin and Kim sent me some great sites that were fun-
Posted by Maxmomma at Sunday, February 08, 2009