Kindness equals Love

This morning my beautiful boys and I will be going to our local Food Bank and helping pack boxes with donated food for others to take home. I’m very happy we get to work as a team with other volunteers. I’m very sad this is even necessary. I want my boys to meet the Director so she can explain why Food Banks are necessary. I know my kids will have a lot of questions. When we are done with our hour I’m going to load them up in our truck and make them watch the boxes get distrubted for a few minutes. They need to understand, the work you do, gets passed on to others. Helping others is a big part of my life, I want it to become part of my legacy.

The boys are actually excited. I’m making them wear masks and gloves. I don’t know if that’s policy at the Food Bank. I’m excited to see how many boxes we can do.

I’m a little bit bragging because I want my Batfans to know I am doing my small part to make my community better. Think about volunteering this summer. I’m leading by example in my house. I’m trying to teach my kids about teamwork, community, and putting others before yourself, even for just an hour a week. It’s very important to stay informed and get involved.

I love you guys. I pray all the families we help today know we put a little love and kindness in each box.

2 Different Kinds of Adventure

I had a family meeting with my kids and the nannies this morning. I want to show my kids the need for community support and volunteerism. That’s always been a part of my life. My mom was ALWAYS volunteering me and my little brother to work for the Church for FREE. She said it was good for our soul. I didn’t realize as a kid, how ingrained that would become in me. I get it now with my kids.

We are going to work on a 2 for 1 system. Each week the kids and I get to pick 2 Adventures either around Colorado or around the U.S. And we will also pick 1 Food Bank to go volunteer at. The one thing I know that is Covid safe and is also very much needed is Food Bank volunteers. My kids can help sort food or stuff boxes. They will not be around passing out boxes. I don’t want that. Each person or parent with up to 2 kids can stand in a 6 feet apart, plastic guarded stall and stuff boxes or sort out food. It’s a very slow conveyer belt system. I signed my family up to work this summer. It will be good for them. I want my kids to make new friends. I want them to start building their work in the community. I found a local Food Bank that really needs helpers. I’m all for it. There will be other rewards for my kids as we start this process but for now this is my idea. My nannies will take turns because my daughters can not go. They are not vaccinated yet. All 3 of my boys are so I asked the Food Bank Director if I can have my nanny with one or 2 of my kids as we switch things up each week. She was awesome. And the best part we get to be on a schedule so I can go online and pick which day works best for us. I plan on picking the rainy (Or snowy, I mean it is Denver) days Lol One hour a week is not going to kill my kids. I also signed us up for the Recycling Center. That is going to be very fun for my boys because they get to break down boxes and put them into a big smasher press. They will love to help with that. We will go off and on and figure it out as we go.

I explained to my kids how much this means to me. I told them this is replacing them working in the Church. They liked that part Lol We will see.

So far we redid our backyard, we visited the Botanical Gardens, we went out to eat in a restauarant and we made Memorial Day wreaths that we went back home to have my cousins place on our family gravestones. Next weekend when we fly back to Nebraska I will take the kids out to the cemeteries and show my kids their wreaths. I’m trying, guys. I want my kids to grow up knowing that helping the world is the only way they will be raised. I pray our world heals and that I am part of that change.

Today we are going to swim and play outside. Both of my yards just got mowed so it’s time to enjoy them. I love it. This part of the year is beautiful. Denver is breathtaking on the clear days with the sun shining. I’m happy we live here.

Have a great weekend guys! I love you all. Thank you for continuing to be a part of my Batfan community.