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What is Boy's Day?

What is Boy's Day?

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So last week we talked about Father’s Day and what we planned on doing to celebrate.  Funny story, a few weeks ago, we were talking to our son about celebrating Father’s Day, and he was really excited about it.  He asked if he got presents on Father’s Day, and we said no, it’s just for Fathers, to which he got upset about, because he assumed that Father’s Day was equivalent to “Boy’s Day.”  He was pretty broken up about it.

So, the good, nice father that my husband is, allowed our son to create a Boy’s Day for “ALL the boys in the world” (my son’s words) and we are going to celebrate it this weekend.  To be clear, in our book there should also be a Girl’s Day and Fur Baby Day, and a Nieces Day - you name it.  Boy’s Day is just what fits with our family.

We are really curious about what Boy’s Day is actually going to be about, so I asked our son about it today.  These are our son’s top five things that he wants to do on Boy’s day, in his own words.

1.  Play your little boy’s favorite game or play baseball if you want. You should treat them right.  Be nice to them or else you are a robber.  (At the end of this answer he said with a twinkle in his eye, “that is funny, right mom?”)

2.  Get Ice cream if it’s a hot day and if you are good you could go get a sucker at the sucker store.

3.  Get a slushie at Rita’s (local Erie location).

4.  You should eat cake…of course! Of course.

5.  You should go visit one of your friends or play baseball if it’s summer. Or play soccer. Or do soccer practice.  All these things will be fun, I promise.

Honestly, if mothers and fathers get a day, why shouldn’t there be a boy day, right?  Children have their own ideas and takes on the world that is completely fresh.  Sometimes I think that we should try to see more things from their point of view, instead of just “doing what we have always done.”  Who says it’s always the right way? 

We’d love to hear about your “boy day” if you choose to do it, or any other holiday that you may have made up along the way.  What else have you done differently or new based on what your children have suggested? We can’t be the only parents to do this…right? 

Till next time,

Nancy

Nancy is a former special education teacher and now assistant professor in a school of education.  She is wife to the other sparrow, Jason, and mother to a silly and sweet five-year-old boy.  Nancy is co-owner of Two Sparrows Learning Systems with her husband and inventor of Effortless Art Crayons. 

Father's Day Fun

Father's Day Fun

This weekend is Father’s Day and we are excited to share with everyone our superhero dad in our life, the other sparrow, Jason!  Jason is an amazing father and husband and we are so blessed to have him in our lives.  To celebrate Jason this weekend and always, our son and I have compiled a list of reasons why we love him.  See if you can guess which are mine and which are our son’s!

  1. Dad makes me things, like balloon animals.
  2. Dad is nice.
  3. He is a model for how I want our son to grow up to be.
  4. He has fun and is silly with our son. I love hearing the giggles when you two play together.
  5. He plays baseball and hockey with our son for hours, helping him learn and get better.
  6. Our son looks up to you and wants to be like you!
  7. I like to give Dad hugs.
  8. I like to play with him and he is fun to play with.
  9. Dad builds things with me.
  10. Without you in our lives, we would be lost. Happy Father’s Day, Jason!

Now our son has been looking forward to celebrating Father’s Day since about the day after Mother’s Day and has been making pictures for Jason and hiding them around the house since then.  He is so excited! Besides making his own pictures of trophies and things that say “#1 Dad” and such, I found the perfect craft project for him to make.  It’s easy to put together, super cute, AND helps practice fine motor skills – a triple threat!

All it takes is a paper plate, paint, stickers or other puff balls or jewels for decorating, and construction paper.  We will be making Father’s Day award ribbons and this project packs a punch, and it is one that the fathers, grandpas, uncles, or father figures in your child’s life will LOVE!  There’s cutting, gluing, coloring, pinching, and fun all around! We will post our finished versions on our social media

After last year’s project of the footprint craft, this one is a little less involved, but allows more independence on my son’s part.

For more ideas for crafts or fine motor projects, visit out At Home Learning Page on our site. 

We hope you all have a great weekend no matter how you are celebrating it.   

Till next time,

Nancy