Family goals and freebie

Until we move into our new house (next week!) I won’t have much interesting to write, unless you want to hear me complain about packing and cleaning. I mean, I complain about it to myself and I’m tired of hearing about it, so I doubt you want to read about it.

So, since I have nothing to really write about, I thought I’d give you another free printable. This one is something to do with your kids, to help them feel a little more in control in this new year. The past 10 months have been difficult on everyone, but especially kids, who don’t really understand what’s going on. My 9yo helped me on this, and decided he wanted a comic book theme. Awesome! He also helped come up with some of the ideas for the panels.

You can print this off and let your kids color is with bright comic book colors or add drawings to the panels to illustrate the answers. For our word of the year, instead of asking him for just a word, or giving him a list of words to choose from, I asked what he wanted his life to be like for the year, then chose several words that gave an impression of his ideas. Some of the things he said he wanted 2021 to be were fun, exciting, have lots of laughter, opportunities for exploring, and back to normal. Well, that’s not a big list, is it? The last one really broke my heart. He wants life to just be “normal.” My poor love. Of all the words I gave him, the word bloom seemed to capture his attention the most. He asked what that meant and how it applied to him. I explained that like flowers, it meant growth for people, too. Like a plant growing in a crack in concrete, people can make the best of a situation, persevere, even when it seems impossible, and continue to grow. That really seemed to work for him, so our family word for the year is BLOOM. I like it.

We spent a good 30-45 minutes working on our goals and had fun doing it. He hasn’t colored it in yet, but plans to some time this week. I promised to watch. 😂 I hope you and your family can use this and spend some time thinking about what you want to get out of 2021.

Have a great day, everyone. I should go back to packing, but I think I’ll go to bed, instead.


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