Tip of the Week : Dream with your kids!

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Involve your kids in your dreaming. While the young ones don’t get the idea of “someday” too well, they love playing make believe and it’s a great way to get them involved and on board.  Pretending isn’t far away from planning. 

Planning a move some day?  Want to open a business?  Go back to school?  Talk about what you’d like to do and get your kids to share their ideas.  I was amazed at the creativity and thoughtfulness at our dinner table yesterday when we talked about what kind of house we’d like to build!  Fynn (3) was talking about ladders to rooftops and maybe wheels so it could move (I’m sure that thought came from here) and Douglas was into tunnels, tree house extensions, and hammocks on pulleys that can be raised to become the floor of a lofted clubhouse.  We had a ball together, even if it was just dreaming for now.

Give it a try!