Lately, I've really wanted the kids to go off on their days to school in a good mood. It's been very important to me. I've been making them the berry-kale smoothies, which make them very happy. I've been playing perky music while we eat breakfast. I want the kids (and my husband and I) to start our day off right by being happy and energetic.
Today, Tommy was in a grumpy mood. He was getting his clothes on all wrong, he had a complaint about everything, including the music. I teased him it was odd as he's usually our happy guy. I teased him I was going to have to bring in The Odd Squad. Nothing was working. He had complaints the whole way down to the kitchen for breakfast. As he sits down at the island with his brother for a bowl of cereal, the sun is in his eyes. OK, let's move to the dining room. It's too sunny in here too - grumble, grumble, grumble. All of a sudden, I had a brainstorm that made smiles all around!