Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Fun Day!

(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' 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!


Leah Adams said...

It will for sure be a Monday Funday for me....I have jury duty this week. The upside is that I will probably meet lots of new people!!

Karen said...

I love this idea Cindy! Way back when I was single & teaching I had Fabulous Fridays for my Kindergarten class. Somehow in the busy-ness of being a mom to 4 young boys I've forgotten little things like this to keep the fun & creativity in life. Thank you for reminding me!

P.S. - I saw a picture of you and one of my bloggy friends, Denise from Life With Four Boys, Coffee Please. Apparently you were there for one of their Praise & Coffee events. Now I'm just a little jealous because you are both 2 of the people in the blogging world who I've wanted to meet in person. And, then you two get to meet each other! If you are ever doing an event in PA you have to let me know!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Have a marvelous and magnificient Monday!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin