(Picture above: Me, my son Jake, my daughter Amanda, & my sweet Mom yesterday on her birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! We love you!)
Hey Friends! I'm getting ready for tonight's Monday's with Beth Moore (come join us!) ~ so please enjoy this repost! Have a Monday Fun-day!
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 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 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! :)
P.S. I'm linking up today with Jamielyn from i heart naptime. Be sure to check out her amazing list of creative, fun ideas on everything under the sun!