When Dad’s Away…

…the kids will play!

San Francisco, CA

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA

Last week Kenny was gone for six days to San Francisco for a work conference.  We really missed him!  Our family is not used to anyone being gone for that long.  We stayed busy with projects around the house and lots of fun so we didn’t miss him so much.  

The kids were such a big help! 
*We cleaned out our guest room linen closet and took a big van load to the Salvation Army
*Reward: Played a video game together
*We cleaned the house
*Reward: Had a movie night
*We washed all of our winter coats, scarves, hats, and gloves and packed them away for a few months
*Reward: Pizza for dinner
*We went through the kids’s closets and drawers and removed all the clothes that were too small, found bigger sizes in the basement, washed them, and got everything put away in their rooms
*Reward: Out for Baskin Robbins

We all get so much more done when there’s a reward waiting for us that we all enjoy.  And, I let the kids pick the rewards – quite helpful in getting them motivated to work.  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, San Francisco, CA

James and Anna also decided to hold a lemonade stand while our neighborhood garage sale was taking place.  They made a sign and lemonade, got set up, and ended up making $20!  James made a second sign and walked around with it while Anna yelled, “Lemonade!”  That definitely helped their sales.  

3 thoughts on “When Dad’s Away…

  1. Well done while Dad was away – kiddos to all of you for much accomplished and rewards enjoyed!! Great pics Kenny from your trip to CA – loved seeing them, too! Love you all! Mom Knapp

  2. Well done while Dad was away – kuddos to all of you for much accomplished and rewards enjoyed!! Great pics Kenny from your trip to CA – loved seeing them, too! Love you all! Mom Knapp

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