I’m currently soaking in some family time, so please enjoy a repost from the archives. May your Monday be a Fun Day!
Hey Friends –
Can I let you in on a little personal secret? Are you ready for this?
I like to name my days.
Whew. I said it. Crazy, I know. 🙂
You’d think now that I’m in my 40’s, I might be getting to old for it. Nope.
It all started when I was a stay-at-home mom to 4 young kids.
By young kids, I mean I had a newborn, 1 year old, 2 year old & 10 year old (travel hockey player).
My days were long, redundant, filled with changing diapers, feeding kids, changing more diapers, going to the ice rink, nap time, laundry, and changing more diapers. Can anyone relate?
We had our hands full ~ literally!
I knew I had to be intentional in finding the joy in my days, and making every ordinary day extraordinary ~ so I started to name my days.
Monday’s became Magnificent Monday’s!
Tuesday’s were Terrific Tuesday’s!
Wednesday’s were Wonderful or Wacky (somedays I’d serve breakfast for supper, & supper for breakfast ~ pretty wacky, I know!) or just plain Weird Wednesday’s.
Thursday’s were Thankful or Thrilling.
And Friday’s were Fantastic, Fun, Family days, Field Trip Friday’s…you get the drift.
The best part ~ I rediscovered my joy 🙂 ~ and years later, I still name my days!
Last summer I took my gang out for a “Mystery Monday”. While we were at lunch, my then 16 year old son Jake said, “I know what today is Mom. It’s a Monday Funday!”
Made my mama heart smile big!
So today is Monday Funday!
Whether you are a mom, single woman, dad, wife, grandma, student, or teacher ~ let’s make today be filled with a TON OF FUN!
I’m off to make a Fun Plan for my kids! I think it will include sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, an obstacle course, pizza for supper, and ice cream sundaes.
(If you’ve run out of ideas, check my Summer Family Fun ~ A to Z list!)
What can you do to make Monday a fun day? I’d love to hear from you!!!
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! May your week be filled with an abundance of joy!
P.S. Want to start your mornings off right?? Take a listen to this new Mandisa song. We love it! We start our days dancing in the hallways to this song! Too much fun! 🙂
love this video.
I love Mandisa’s song! As I read your post, my heart panged a little with envy and sorrow. When my kids were young, it seemed my intention for many days often started off good – a fun-filled day, etc. Things we were going to do. But so many times it turned to frustration, anger, and disappointment, because of temper tantrums, my own anger, interruptions to our day (the life of a dairy farmer’s wife). While we still did have good days, my own anger and unrealized expectations shadowed a lot of what I hoped were joy-filled days. It’s been a long journey from there to here, and I wish I had learned to find joy in the messiness, tantrums, and interruptions earlier. The memories you are making with your kids are lasting a life time. Thank you so much for sharing your joy. It’s contagious! Continue sparkling, friend!