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04.29.13

 

Over the years I’ve had a lot of opportunities to make an ordinary day extraordinary for my kids. Sadly, for quite a few of these events I didn’t have a digital camera. I was still kicking it with film and those photos are tucked away in the kids childhood memory books. I suppose if I wanted I could remove the images from the scrapbook, scan them, and share with you here, but you’ll just have to take my word for it that many extraordinary days happened and are still happening.

One time, to combat the “I’m bored” drama, I turned the entire living room into a big blanket fort complete with fun bedding, coloring books, snacks, videos and pillows. We turned all the furniture around so we could use that for the tent walls and then I draped blankets all across the living room. It was so awesome. We played in their for hours and when it was time for me to make dinner the kids continue to play in there. Yes, the living room was chaos for a couple days, but we had countless hours of fun in that tent city and it was well worth the extra mess.

Something so simple really took an ordinary day(s) to extraordinary. There are so many other ways you can make an ordinary day extra special for children:

1. Decorate cookies.

2. Build a snowman completely with carrot nose.

3. Pitch a tent in the backyard and have a camp day.

4. Have a picnic in the living room.

5. Go treasure hunting in your town (ie: geocaching).

Simple, easy things can turn an ordinary boring day into an extraordinary one. 

Every day is an adventure and with Quaker® Perfect Portions I know I am providing my family with the fuel they need for their epic adventures.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Quaker®. The opinions and text are all mine.