Because of the above and also because of a very busy week this week, I will be popping in and out sporadically. I've got a new little one year old at dayhome this week. This is his first week of being here everyday. And being here ultra early in the a.m. to boot. His mommy works shift work, so some weeks he comes early, some weeks he only comes for a few hours after lunch, some days he doesn't come at all. To say he's having a rough time adjusting is an understatement. Poor little duffer. There just is no routine for him right now. To say nothing of the fact that uncle told me this morning that the little duffer basically gets held 24/7 at home. Sigh. That makes it very hard for little ones to adjust when they have to go into daycare. But God's peace is bigger than that, and I've just been praying that He would grant that peace to this little guy.
Speaking of dayhome, I did a cute little craft last month when it was Canadian Thanksgiving with the dayhome kids and it was very popular, so I thought I'd share for those of you with little ones. It can easily be adjusted to the age and ability of the kids and makes a cute decoration in a thanksgiving table centrepiece or lined up on a fireplace mantle or to use as placecards at the table.
~Instead of cutting the construction paper and wrapping the section of TP roll with it, I just had the kids color the roll itself.
~Because my kids were all preschool, I did the cutting out of the pieces after they were colored. If you've got older children they could help your preschoolers with this.
~Instead of the rainbow accordian folded paper for the tail, we taped in feathers.
Adorable, isn't it? The kids loved the glueing and taping, of course. And they looked absolutely too cute when they were done.
Let's see, what else? Oh yes, if you are an Osmond fan, you've got to give Linda a visit at 2nd Cup of Coffee as she discusses the Osmania resurgence in the last few months. And prepare yourself for jumpsuits galore, well, jumping before your eyes in the video she's posted. And guess what? Be still my heart. She's giving away a Donny Osmond Christmas CD. So go enter and tell her Susanne sent ya.