Tips and Tricks

“I wished to live deliberately…”

…to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life

~Henry David Thoreau, Walden (emphasis is mine)

I am lucky, I am a teacher who gets to spend the whole summer off with my child.  I want the summers of the future to conjure up the magic and memories of summers of the past.  I want the Munchkin to feel like summer is a time for fun and exploration, for adventures, and marrow sucking.  I want her (and me) to enjoy summer; I don’t want to look back and think I’ve “wasted” the gift that summer brings.

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Tips and Tricks

“It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”

I was at the Jimmy Buffett concert with a few friends the other night and having a great time so that inspired the name of this post although it’s content has nothing to do with the concert or the song per se.  I’m talking about something I’ve implemented here in the Messy household that seems to be helping.  I’m hoping it’ll stick and it has to do with 5:00pm.

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