It was a pretty non-eventful home schooling day.
I mean, they called it a ‘device free’ day. That meant that they had given us a an activity sheet to download earlier, which we could work off with our kids, and give them a much-needed break from doing so much on their devices.
Basically, it was a BS day.
We looked at the sheet after my work shift, and baby girl was like “nah.”
I let it be. I mean, she was meant to go back in only days anyway. Playing pretend hairdresser or making up a dinner menu, well missing that kind of activity wasn’t going to really affect her schooling life.
Unbeknownst to her I had checked out the list in advance, and decided to surprise her with something else…
A treasure hunt!
Yep, a treasure hunt was on the list, so I took the idea by the reigns and steered it in my direction. I made a rough sketch of our ground floor, and started thinking of places to hide little notes to help her around the house, to find the ultimate goal…
Chocolate, LOL what else?
So we did it after dinner, and seriously, she loved it.
No more seriously… Hubbie and I loved it more than she did. 😉
And when she found the chocolate, she was rapt… only to take a bite of the gourmet strawberry speckled chocolate heart Hubbie had bought home from his work, and go –
“It has a funny taste.”
So she got a plain one instead, oh well. We do these fun things for our kids, these special things, and what do we get…
Fun for us instead. And memories. Memories for us all. 🙂