Monday, July 17, 2017

Kids Day

When Joseph was growing up his parents had a tradition they called Kids Day, where the kids got to choose the activities for the day.

Last week we had our first ever Kids Day and it was a big success! We had gluten free donuts, play time at Zip City (out first visit!), two new-to-them books, dinner and gluten-free cookies, and a trip to U Paint Pottery. At dinner we went around the table a few times sharing something we liked about each kid, building up their confidence and helping them feel valued as a person. The kids both had sweet things to say about their sibling.

We don't get a chance to do these kinds of activities together as a family very often and it was fun to spend time together doing things just for the kids. No therapies, no doctors, no stress. Just fun and quality time together. Rylie kept saying she was in Heaven and was sad to hear that Kids Day was coming to an end. They slept well that night!

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It was a great day and I wanted to share the idea in case other families wanted to implement Kids Day sometime in the future.

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