When my children were little, I tried to do things with them that were fun and entertaining. More than anything, I wanted my boys to know joy in life…pure and simple joy. I remember the very first time we took them to the beach. It rained. I was so afraid the trip might be ruined, but we made the best of it, and they thought it was the greatest thing ever. We didn’t have a VCR for them to watch all day, and we didn’t have a hide-a-bed for them to sleep on while watching the VCR all day. We had a blast! The four of us watched silly movies in the room and enjoyed being together in a way we didn’t often get because of all of our activities. Who knew?
We chose for me to be a stay-at-home mom with the boys, though we were rarely at home. We tried to stay busy making memories. I always encourage people: Make memories! My friend Amy is doing just that. So, with her permission, I am sharing with the rest of you her sweet videos of the adventures her triplets have had today at the beach. Why am I sharing? Because you don’t have to go to the beach to do fun and creative activities with your children. I hope you enjoy the videos, and I hope you find some encouragement to do something fun with your child and his/her friends this week/weekend/summer/year. Thanks, Amy!
Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford
The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi