We created our 2017 family vision board this weekend. This is our third and biggest board yet. The kids- Marin (5), Baya (4), and Linc (2)- are starting to get the concept and enjoy putting it together.
Vision boarding is a perfect activity for kids. It blends danger (use of scissors), mess (use of glue), and a focus completely on themselves.
It's a not so perfect an activity for me. I'm a control freak and over-complicator. Putting this collage together is an annual exercise in restraint and important reminder to myself that it doesn't always have to be my way.
Here's what we did:
I try to keep it simple and use whatever we have on hand. My inclination is to make a special run out to Staples for all new supplies but we had plenty of poster board already. I also let them stop when they're feeling done and not push them to finish it to my standards of completion (all white space covered up.) What works for us is to blend the sources of pictures. Some come from magazines, some I search and print from Google images, and some come from the photo library on my phone.
I should have stated upfront that my husband has nothing to do with this. He'll politely ooh and ahh once they're done but doesn't do crafts or anything he thinks is too "woo woo."
So, what's on tap for the Camarotes in 2017?
- As far as Marin's concerned, the only important thing on here is a trip to Notre Dame for a football game. We'll have to see about that.
- They came up with a bunch of small, random goals- mostly around stuff they wanted to eat. I'm feeling pretty confident about my ability to manifest some Goldfish and juice boxes for them.
- A couple of recurring items are our garden and dinners on the patio. We plan to log some time at the pool, heading down the slopes, and running on the trail.
I'm feeling good about 2017 and love having this visual reminder of the stuff we want to and plan to do in the new year.