May the 4th be with you

As of this morning Julian officially announced he is not into Star Wars all that much anymore and prefers Lord of the rings.

And I learned that buying everything your child asks for while he is into something is the worst investment ever. At least Max and I have abundance of new toys to play with…

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Idiot

Little J ran down the stairs wearing underwear on his head and shouted:

‘MOMMY LOOK AT ME, I AM AN IDIOT!’

I nearly choked on my Earl Grey.

Me: Where did you hear that word?

Little J: In school.

Me: In school???!

Little J: Yes, we were working on letter I last week and Mrs. A asked us for some words starting with it. Idiot starts with an I.

Me: Yes it does. And who suggested it?

Little J: One of the boys. Then Mrs. A wrote it on the board and drew an idiot.

Me: I see. And did she tell you what it means?

Little J: Sure. There are many idiots in the world, mostly in America.

Me: She said that???!?

Little J: Yes. They were here long before us. In fact many of them live in Washington.

Me: I see. What else did she say about idiots?

Little J: Well we talked about them a lot a few weeks ago. How they introduced British to corn and ate turkey with them for Thanksgiving.

Me: You mean Indians?

Little J: Oh yes. You are right. Who are idiots then?

Disclosure: My son is five. May he be forgiven. Also I am in no way suggesting the link between the two I words. And after an extensive 3 day research I think I came to a conclusion my son learned the word idiot from a friend who heard it from Sponge Bob. Despite my husband saying he probably heard me saying it to him.

Sun, moon and stars

Last week I celebrated 5th anniversary of being a mother.

I have learned a lot about myself as a parent. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and I have plenty of both. My son is outdoors so much we have named eagles on our hiking paths and he is close to building me a summer home with driftwood on the beach. If there is book reading or LEGO building you will see our heads stuck together for hours. But I cannot say the same for arts and crafts projects. I never was one to enjoy them, even in school, and I will be the first to admit I rarely create anything as an adult either. For most part my son does things like that at preschool he goes to three times a week for a few hours.

So I think it is time to change that! Enter BabbaBox.

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We were so excited when the pretty green box arrived last week!


It was filled with things for my son and I to do, all sharing a common theme.

Little J was excited to go through the box contents and fell in love with the binoculars immediately.


My husband was excited to find a fancy wine stopper he claimed immediately.

And I was so excited to find that theme for this month’s projects is Sun, moon and stars!

It is a subject I know a lot about, interests us both and we talk about often. I planned different outings to observe the moon during the day and talk about tide and it’s effect on it. We would go to a field in the evening to see the stars and moon after sunset, which is luckily early these days. How amazing right?

Except it has been rainy and cloudy ever since…

We searched for the moon and the sun high


and low.

We talked about how they are still there, behind the clouds and why we cannot see them.

But…

It was time to challenge mommy.

We spread out some paper, read the instructions and tackled our first project:

Make a paper-mache moon nightlight. Indoors. With sticky glue. And stuff! Everything we needed was in the box and it took my boy next to nothing to raise to the challenge; tear the paper, dip it in glue and complete the first layer. And after the initial overwhelming need to tell him what to do, how to do it and to be careful not to drip glue on a chair about a hundred times I relaxed and we had great fun!
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We read the adorable book about little star in the evening and the first thing Little J asked me in the morning was if he can go and check if the glue dried.

We added another layer and we were one step closer to seeing the moon for the first time this month. And it was the one we made, together!!

Once the sun returns to Pacific Northwest we have another lovely project to complete and I love how everything we are creating takes time and patience. I can happily report my son has abundance of both and I think I am enjoying this time we are spending together at the table making things much more then I ever imagined.

This cute little green box has brought us joy and fun times together. I have learned that my son loves arts and crafts. And I love him. So I put glue on my shopping list…

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Just think! Fantastic monthly activities with ALL the materials for kids ages 3-6. Included in the box are 3 projects + 1 bestselling book + digital download + parent surprise gift!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BabbaBox. The opinions and text are all mine.