Friday, August 27, 2010

The Princess Guide: Child's Play

I've blogged before about involving your kids in your 3-Day Fundraising. You can see more here and here. Really, I'm a big fan of doing just that. As a Mom, I want to teach them that you're never too young to help make a difference. And as a former 4-H member who went to college on a Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo scholarship, I'm thinking it's never too early to start putting in community service!
Beyond the fact that our kids really get into fundraising and have a great time doing it, I think that line of communication that it opens up is important as well. That door of opportunity to talk with your daughters about why it's important to stay healthy. Why it's important to stay on top of things. Why it's important to serve others. Soooo many things to share with your kids!
This weekend, many of the girls in Fairfield will be helping with snow cone stands at the soccer fields. If you're in the area, please stop by and buy a treat! This is a fundraiser to help build Hope Field. Through this, we are teaching our daughters how much we believe in them. We're showing them that they can make a difference. And we're teaching them that if you want something, sometimes you've got to get out there and git er done.
Each one of those things is a lesson we teach them through our involvement in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. And each one is a lesson that is going to help build our young children into strong adults who will be armed and ready to make an impact in this world -- prayerfully a cancer-free world.
Your Challenge for Today:
Find some way to involve your children in what you do tomorrow. Whether it's decorating Cans for Cans, baking for a bake sale, decorating flamingos for Flocking or selling lemonade at a lemonade stand, there are a bajillion ways to involve your kids and make them a part of what you're doing. It will give them a sense of ownership in your walk -- and it'll give you lots of fun photo ops!
What I'm Doing Today:
Just rode my bike 18 miles this morning. Carving 18 miles out of Fairfield is a lot of fun. My tailbone is sore and is looking forward to the break we're taking this weekend. I'm fully aware that there's this whole "muscle weighs more than fat" thing that goes with exercising -- especially when you start back after taking FOREVER off. BUT I'm about ready to start seeing the scales creep downwards!!
And a reminder... If you haven't ordered your tickets to Team Tiara's Gala on October 2, you need to! You can find out more here.

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