Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Fun-Day!

After a loooong couple of weeks, my ear is FINALLY starting to feel better! Thanks for all your sweet notes and prayers! Y'all are the best! :)

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' get the drift.

The best part ~ I rediscovered my joy :) ~ and 7 years later, I still name my days!

Last year I took my gang out for a "Mystery Monday", and while we were at lunch, my then 15 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 when my kids get off the bus. I think it will include sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, an obstacle course, pizza for supper, and ice cream sundaes.

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! :)

P.S. I'm linking up today with Laura @ Playdates with God. God is ultimately the One who helped me rediscover my joy in parenting! :) Head on over her way for more Ultimate playdate ideas!


Michelle said...

I love this Cindy. I'm going to steal it. There are days where I need to intentionally get through it and not hide in some hole. Today will be a good day!!

Laura said...

Cindy? You really do sparkle! Monday Funday? I had better get busy. Thank you for inspiring me this morning! Now...out to have some fun!

Keena said...

My funday was resting today after a long and busy weekend. May you have a blessed week.

Kendal said...

so....maybe i should have read this BEFORE going to work. last week of school. seventh graders. THEY had some fun. i'll try tp put some terrific into my tuesday....

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What a fun post and I love all the names you chose for the days of the week. Blessings for a great week!

Amy said...

How creative and fun:) I've tried naming dinners (such as the oft mentioned Taco Tuesday), but I know I could benefit if the day had a theme or focus from a name. Thanks for a great idea!

Missie said...

So much fun! I hope you have a Terrific Tuesday today!

A Joyful Noise said...

A love your positive naming of the days! Today for me was searching Sunday as I visited another church. I know the Lord will guide me where I can be a blessing. Todays church was not it. Too structured and no freedom for the Holy Spirit to move. I will search a few more Sundays and perhaps have a Settled for what I already have Sunday!

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