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Mommy Diaries: Monique

Je vous prĂ©sente one of my most inspiring teacher friends, Mme. Bowes, aka Monique.   She is what I aspire to be everyday: enthusiastic, full of passion, always smiling and loving. 

Monique and her boys: Sam and Charlie

1-Things your kids do to make you smile
Everything!  Sam has tons of cute insights that make me smile daily.... interesting, sweet little things that make me laugh.  Charlie is at that cute baby stage where every day he also makes me smile... with his new words (mama, sa(m), zy (daisy), dada, ball) or his huge, toothy grin.

2- Favourite vacation place with family 
LOVE Waskesiu.  The boys have a blast, playing outside, building a pirate ship, going to the playground, and I love the time that we can be together.
3- How you would spend a rainy day at home:
Movies, crafts, colouring, reading books, building a fort...

4- What you do to survive the long winters.   
We try to get out often - to the museum, dinobouncers, the science centre.  We've been known to bundle up both boys and do laps of the university just to stretch their legs and get out.

5- What kind of traditions are you creating for Christmas
Just being together.  We try not to go too crazy with gifts, usually try to get a book, some pjs, something fun to play with.  We do some baking (Sam always helps) and do the stockings.  Sam is learning about secrets so he will get another chance to prove himself this Christmas!

6- If you were to have one entire day, alone in your house, how would you spend it?  
 Reading, catching up on some favorite tv, doing some organizing, feeling guilty about not doing school work.  I would try to fit a Wii fit workout in there somewhere too.