WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
Greetings and welcome to GISH PICKS: A GUIDE TO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES, a free weekly e-newsletter/blog I created as a service to the Houston community in 2003 in which I cull from the loads of activities in our city and pick three weekend events (“PICKS”) to recommend to parents, caregivers, and educators all over Houston. I’m a mom and am always looking for cultural – yet FUN! – events for my family and I am so happy to share them with YOU. My business grows by word of mouth so please enjoy the events and please share this blog. And be sure to tell the organizations you visit that you heard about them from me. And if you’re in Facebooklandia, please sidle over there and like our GISH PICKS Facebook page and share it with your friends and family and elsewhere on social media, too. Don’t want to miss any posts? Click on the drop-down LIKE button and then check “See First” under “In Your Newsfeed.” Thanks!
It’s summer, it’s crazy, it’s full on fun! School is out and we love that (I think) but there’s the flip side of it: summer insanity! My first line of attack is to make POPSICLES. Yes, the old-fashioned kind we had as kids made out of nasty sugary grape juice. I make them at this time every year and it’s our sign that SUMMER.IS.HERE. The next thing I do is laugh. I love this blogger, Meredith Trotta, whose hilarious takes on parenting make it all better. Her “Open Letter to My Kids About Summer” is right on – read it and LOL in a big way. And I don’t know about you, but I like to tone down the drill sergeant mom in the summer so I get creative with chores. My kids do chores every day, year round, but in the summer, they’re more fun. Like “Take a photo of the sunset and talk to me about it” or “Pick a Shel Silverstein poem and draw or write about it.” How about “Write out your name and decorate it”? Or “Visit the neighbor and bring them cookies”? Make chores fun and it’s a habit they’ll keep for a lifetime.
Father’s Day is coming up so I have two great suggestions: take dad to Rienzi and buy him a bowtie. Read below for all the deets.
If you still need summer camp help, many camps still have openings. Click here to access THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS, a guide I’ve been producing since 2003. Or you can remember my new web page: www.daycampshouston.com – pass it on and tell your friends. I’ll also be highlighting CAMP PICKS on my Facebook page so be sure to check in there for ideas. My guide is the largest and most accurate online searchable database in Houston and you’re gonna love it when looking for camps! And, best of all, you can surf it from anywhere.
It’s summer (did I say that already?!) so what better way to get into the groove than with a little ditty by Phineas and Ferb! Enjoy! And be sure to share it with your kids…
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Have a great week, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.