November 3, 2011

Thanksgiving Windows

(Window from a couple of years ago)

It's that time of year again!  Time to help the kids focus on gratitude (and maybe that will help their christmas lists be a little shorter :)).  We started our Thankful Windows again on Tuesday.  Every day during a meal we say 1 or 2 things we are each grateful for and write them on our windows with a window crayon.  We used to do a thankful tree, but it was a lot of work and hard for me to be consistent. The windows work well for us.  They are right by our kitchen table and the kids can easily ready what we've written and be reminded of all the blessings we have.

I love hearing what the kids are grateful for.  This year, the first thing out of Christopher's mouth was "TV shows".  The next day he said "TV".  I said "Christopher, we already wrote that up yesterday." He replied "No mom.  That is for TV shows.  Today I'm grateful for the TV".  Okay, fine. Today he was grateful for Wii games.  Tomorrow I'm expecting iPad.  I think he might need a little less media in his life.

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