Thursday, December 30, 2010

Squirrel New Year Resolution

We picked up Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution from the “New Arrivals” shelf in our library, and we both really enjoyed it. The book actually explains the idea of New Year’s resolutions in a language that even young kids can understand. In the book all squirrel’s friends make resolutions – to plant a garden, to be less grumpy, etc, but squirrel doesn’t know what hers will be. Eventually her friends point out that she already has one and is doing it successfully.

Dec26_BabushkaJacket After reading this book Anna was very enthusiastic about making her own resolutions. I printed out pretty paper from here, and Anna dictated hers to me. There is one resolution in this list that was suggested to me – can you guess which one?

  • 1. Clean my room every day.
  • 2. Give more hugs and kisses.
  • 3. Brush teeth twice a day.
  • 4. Stop putting fingers in my mouth and nose.
  • 5. Help people every day.
  • 6. Learn how to swim.

She said that she will come up with more since there is still space left on the page :)

Tune back in tomorrow for my own resolutions.

PS – my mom asked for this picture – she knitted the jacket for Anna, and her friends don’t believe her :) Mom, Anna loves her jacket!


Mom and Kiddo said...

I had looked for this book, but our library doesn't have it. Kiddo needs some serious help with resolution #4!

littlewondersdays said...

Such big resolutions! I love the jacket your mom made, beautiful.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Your mom did a great job! My husbands grandmother used to make sweaters like that. The children love them. We have all the outgrown ones stored now, waiting for the next generation.

Ticia said...

My kid could use 4 too. I love her resolutions

Our Homeschool Fun said...

I LOVE Anna's resolutions! I hope our library has that book. What a great way to introduce goals and resolutions to a child--thank you!

Natalie, what a beautiful and special jacket--treasure--your mom made for Anna. It is so pretty and the perfect color:-). I bet Anna does love it. I would too! A precious picture of her wearing it too.

Infant Bibliophile said...

What fun. It hadn't occurred to me to explain resolutions to my son. Maybe I will try tomorrow and let you know if he says anything good. I have never done resolutions, but this year I have one! Hopefully I will get to blog about it one of these days. And this one "Stop putting fingers in my mouth and nose." is killing me lately. My son never put things in his mouth, and now he constantly has his fingers in his mouth or on his eyes, and it drives me crazy, especially given his food allergies. I can't decide whether to keep telling him very 10 seconds or just ignore it.

Debbie said...

I love her list especially about keeping her fingers out of her mouth and nose. We have gotten over the nose bit, but not the mouth yet.

I love that jacket! Makes me want to get my knitting needles out, but I am not that good of a knitter.

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

I love Anna's resolutions, Immy certainly needs to add #4 to her list too :)

Jackie H. said...

I'm impressed with the sweater! I'll have to find that book. It looks like a great choice.

MaryAnne said...

What a pretty jacket! I want to learn to knit, someday.

I'm guessing you suggested the fingers resolution?

Pathfinder Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship. How nice to have a wonderful hand-crafted gift.

The girl who painted trees said...

Too bad our library doesn't have it. Anna's resolutions are great. Bear told me she should hug her brother more and not pat him so much (she tends to pat him HARD!) She hugs a bit hard too though!

Counting Coconuts said...

The things Anna says always make me smile - she's so articulate! Beautiful sweater - the cabling is perfect.

Wishing all three of you all the best in 2011!