I grew up in an era with lots of Summer Camp movies. Meatballs, Ernest Goes To Camp, Camp Nowhere, Friday the 13th...almost all of those movies made me want to go to summer camp, but it just wasn't an option where I grew up.
I know we're just barely into Spring, but it's already time to start thinking about what to do with the kids when they get out of school for the Summer.
I'm a big fan of things that keep them off the couch and lie somewhere between free and cheap. Pricewise, the "Kids Bowl Free" title says it all. You'll only be out 2 bucks for shoe rental.
I don't cry much but I did a little this morning when I started talking about my kids and how blessed I have been with all four of them. That's why it's so important that we have all we need to give them a chance should they encounter a medical set back...
Dance is my girl's thing. I am grateful that she has something that she works to get better at. It's good physical exercise and has many lessons (dedication, reward, etc.) that translate into lifelong, beneficial concepts. However...IT'S EXPENSIVE! Not only the tuition costs, but the costumes, travel, admission to performances, etc. I try not to complain too much. I assume if she had chosen a sport there would be plenty of cash to drop on that, too.
These days I realize that Richard was not only missing out on the physical things that his paralysis excluded him from, but he was also missing the chance to get to know other kids. It seemed like that was just another thing that a kid in a wheelchair had to endure; it seemed okay. That shouldn't be the case.
This skill, known as Chompers, is basically a two minute kid-friendly podcast designed to be listened to while brushing. It will give them a basic instruction e.g. "little circles on your top teeth" and then distract them with some jokes, riddles or trivia all the while having them change their brushing tasks.
Cold Hard Cash, a tribute to Johnny Cash, will perform Friday, August 31st at the Shrine Auditorium located at 1125 Broadwater Avenue in Billings. The concert starts at 7pm and will benefit Billings Optimist Children's Camp
Here's a picture of my son John helping me fill the drill last week while I was seeding. We do not have uniform requirements out at the ranch, but this is when you know you're raising them right........
My friend Richie and some other good people are trying to help kids get back to school in the right way. Meaning with all the stuff that they need for a good education. Check out the video! To help out hit blessings in backpacks on facebook...