As I’ve mentioned before, by marrying Mr. Cook, I also gained an instant family. I now have two fun, loving (and fun-loving) step-kids. We have a good time together and I am enjoying adjusting to being a mom. (For the most part…they were both sick over Thanksgiving weekend, that was kind of rough.)
* With my new-found parental worldliness (ha!), I appreciated this funny article/quiz about figuring out if you’re ready to be a parent. For instance, this part of the test:
Test 5: Cars
1. Forget the BMW. Buy a practical 5-door wagon.
2. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there.
3. Get a coin. Insert it into the CD player.
4. Take a box of chocolate biscuits; mash them into the back seat.
5. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.
Our kids are pretty big, but after taking care of my first niece when she was tiny and seeing what my friends go through with their pregnancies and babies, I can still relate. Read the whole piece here.
* I also found this cool kid-made documentary about school lunches. A fourth grader in New York got tired of eating the gross lunches at his school so he made a hidden camera film documenting just how gross school lunches can be. Impressive, no? (And it reminds me of this neat look at school lunches around the world.)
* Finally, I want to share a tool that I use with our two. It’s an online word search maker where you put in the words you want to search for and it spits out a complete word search. Great for practicing reading, word recognition, vocabulary, etc., plus you can celebrate special holidays or events with themed searches. I used the puzzle maker to create a special word search for our wedding activity book for the kids. They also have a tool to make your own crossword. Good stuff!
Have you found any good kid-friendly finds online recently?