Friday, January 27, 2012

One Word: Kid Edition

One word has been all the rage this new year.

After picking my one word, I have noticed a dramatic shift in my thinking and the way I approach situations.

Do I have a long way to go? Yes.

Am I more intentional? Yes.

In addition to the one word challenge, Steve took a class at church last fall {And, I just had my first session last night} in which he had to pick one word to describe how he was feeling at the end of each session.

As it turns out, it seems that one word has become a recurring theme, one I wanted to incorporate with the boys.

I think all too often, we are so busy that we are not even aware of how we are feeling, let alone able to describe it.

And, all too often, I am so busy with my own feelings, I don't stop to check in with how the boys are feeling.

So, I dug out two small canvases we had sitting in our craft cupboard and decided to coat them in chalkboard paint and create a space for the boys to have one word.

With the simple spray of my favorite crafting medium,  {A few coats over, on both sides}

I had myself a mini chalkboard ready to be primed with good ole' fashioned chalk.

And, after dinner, the boys wrote exactly how they were feeling. {I did give them example of feeling words}

With Gibson feeling hungry and Elliott feeling playful, I felt that overall, it was a good day.  And, even on a bad day I think it will be good to be able to talk about what we are feeling, instead of stuffing it.

We shall see.

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  1. I love this idea! Nice job, mama!

  2. awesome idea! i'm going to pin it. :)

  3. Great idea!!! Your blog is SUPER cute! Thanks LOTS for visiting earlier! I'm excited to be your newest follower!!!

    XO, Aimee
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