Yesterday we had a great PANCAKE day :) We had pancakes for breakfast and dinner, read pancake books, dressed up in Marti Gras costumes (Z even had a celebration at school) and listened to our Sparkle Story about Mardi Gras. Z loved the idea of "Fat Tuesday".
Today we begin the season of Lent. I am working on some activities for this month (I will share later on) but today I wanted to share what we as a family will be doing for Lent. Lent is a complicated concept for children but the Martin and Sylvia Sparkle Story summed it up nicely. They explained it is a time of quiet and reflection where families take care of themselves and each other and watch what they eat and or watch what they do.
So with this explanation, here is what our family is doing:
Scott--daily exercise of some form
Jess--trying to eliminate white sugar, giving up Facebook (less time on the computer) ;)
Z--giving up Candy (not that he eats much)
Lil'C--will wait until she is 5 to participate (she doesn't eat Candy anyway)
Family--trying to live without our microwave
What are your plans for Lent??