It has snowed again in our little part of Germany! Hooray!
My friend Teresa and I recently discussed how wonderful it can be, "committing", to the idea of staying at home . The best example of this is snow days. On an average day, at home with the kids, with nothing special planned, you can easily become bored or irratable. If it is a snow day, on the other hand, suddenly it is a reason to celebrate. We believe that it is because you are COMMITTED to staying home and determined to make it a fun day. It is all about your outlook.
This leads me to MY new and improved outlook on stay-at-home-motherhood. I am committing myself to the idea of being at home, changing my frame of mind to a more positive one - despite Germany's dreary, gray weather, and planning on having more fun everyday. In order to accomplish this feat, I am trying to tackle new projects, crafts, and activities that will really engage my little boys.
This project was adapted from an idea that a friend, who was a school teacher before becoming a Mom, passed on to me. She used cookie cutters, rather than ice cube trays. This method will create a bigger frozen shape. She used an old aluminum pie tin, molded to snugly fit the cookie cutter, to hold the water in. I think aluminum foil would probably work just as well. Before freezing - she would place dental floss in the water at the top. When frozen, the hearts could be hung from trees, railings, etc. outside! What fun!