Summer time is such a fun times for most people. I know we are always looking forward to summer because the fun-possibilities is endless. My kids love it because aside from them having a break from school, they also get to do things with us outdoors. We get to visit places sometimes and do simple things but fun for all of us.
During their summer break this year, we were able to visit Hershey Park and the kids had so much fun out there. We don't let our kids just sit in front of the TV or play computer games but we encourage them to go out and play. We play with them, we did some long walks (9 miles was the farthest we've walked).
They helped around the house, in the garden, and even took a small summer job for our our neighbor taking care of their dogs when they are at work. This is such a big learning experience for them that taught them responsibility and the joy of earning a little bit from doing the things that they love.
These dogs are their furry friends whom they look forward of seeing every time they get the chance to. They served as their extended family. I thank our neighbor for this opportunity that taught them a valuable lesson. They might not realized the lesson they have learned but I am so glad that they are doing great.
As parents, it makes my husband and I realized that we are raising good responsible kids. I hope that their sense of responsibility will continue on.
They don't even care about the money they get from this "job" because they said that they would do it for free but our neighbor insisted to pay them.
Their dogs are the best because they are so gentle with kids. It seems like they have known our kids ever since they were pups.
Kyra and Mandy are just two of our neighbors four dogs. It is not actually our neighbors but her kids pets. Whenever they are going somewhere, they ask their Moms to take care of them but since their Mom is always at work, she asked our kids to look after them.
Their furry friends are such a blessing for my kids. They love dogs and they even gave up our vacation just to keep our dogs when we were not able to find a place for them.
I am truly thankful to our neighbor, to their dogs, and to our kids who keep me and my husband inspired to continue raising our kids the way we are raising them.
They actually miss seeing them. They wish that they would see them everyday and that makes me very happy.
I joke at them one time that we should just put our dogs for adoption so that we can go anywhere whenever we want to but they beg us not to.
They always have fun when feeding Mandy because she doesn't stand up when eating. She lays on the floor and eat.
Kira is such a sweetheart, she love being hugged, rubbed, and play with.
Taking care of the dogs are just some of the fun times that they did this summer. It's one of the things they will always remember.
Oh I am sure they will remember it forever. What a great experience that was for your kids.ReplyDelete
Agreed. Def. the kind of memories made that stick.Delete
This sounds like a great experience for the kiddos. Kids never forget anything that involves furry, fuzzy creatures.ReplyDelete
This is something that I want my kiddo to do when is a little older. He loves animals and this would give him the pride in earning money.ReplyDelete
Oh how cute! That's such a cool summer job. It must have been so rewarding for them!ReplyDelete
I love that your kids are taking care of the dogs. You are right, they learn so many good skills that way, and clearly the dogs love your kids too.ReplyDelete
This is so great! When my husband and I brought home our puppy, we learned so much about making sacrifices to take care of her. I'm so glad your kids are getting to learn those lessons!ReplyDelete
xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie
I need to get my kids to take care of our dog! Somehow its fallen to me!ReplyDelete
looks like your family is having some great family fun times with your furry friendsReplyDelete
Your dogs both look really sweet! I love older dogs.ReplyDelete
Aww, the dogs are so cute. I have two furry friends, but they are cats! Love them!ReplyDelete
Very great experience for your kids and i m sure that they will remember. Great connection between your dogs and your kids!ReplyDelete
It is great to know that they were able to find a summer job that they enjoy. I guess if I had the chance, I would also do as your children did!ReplyDelete
This is so heartfelt. I Iove that your kids are getting involved not only to help others but to help animals. A perfect opportunity for kids of all ages!ReplyDelete
Taking pet is a great responsibility for a kid to have!! They learn so much and get so much love in return!!ReplyDelete
what a fun experience. We've always had pets and I never wanted to take on more so my kids haven't been able to do this but I'm sure they'd love it tooReplyDelete
This is such a great experience for your kids. Teaching them responsibility and dependability is such a great skill.ReplyDelete
You and your husband are doing a great job raising your kids. I'm sure they'll grow to be very responsible kids.ReplyDelete
Making memories with pets is such a great idea. It looks like kids and pets enjoyed the experience. I'd love to teach my grands to take care of others pets but I do let them help with mine.ReplyDelete
This is awesome. My kids love pets so this would be so fun for them. It's so important to educate kids early about a lot of things and to me this is one of them! Responsibility is a great thing at a young age - JeanineReplyDelete
Ahhhh..gotta love dogs! Those pooches look so loving and happy. Mandy reminds me of my dearly departed pooch.ReplyDelete
Awww so cute. My kiddos really want a dog bad but I don't think we can have one here.ReplyDelete
How fun and exciting! It looks like they had a blast over the summer. My kids got their first dog last winter. :)ReplyDelete
What a fun experience. I've always wanted to go to Hershey Park!!ReplyDelete
Such cute dogs! Our son wants to have a dog so we're going to get him one soon.ReplyDelete
My daughter loves our dogs but the majority of the tasks to take care of them have been taken over by me. I am a sucker for the sweet little faces and I always give them everything they want.ReplyDelete
That is so awesome that your neighbors allowed them to have the chance to help out with their dogs. What a great way to have your kids learn.ReplyDelete
Animals are fantastic companions and give so much love and affection. How fun that your kids were able to take care of your neighbours dogs during the summer. I bet the dogs loved the company.ReplyDelete
Aww what a fun experience! Seeing your post makes me want to get a pet and I bet your kids LOVED every bit of this experience.ReplyDelete
I didn't have a pet growing up but I made sure that we had some when my kid was old enough to take care of one. Our pets are part of our family and we love every moment with them!ReplyDelete
Such SWEET pooches! I know our family loves our dogs too! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
We recently took in my parents older dogs, and my kids are loving every minute of it! its great seeing how caring children can be. xoxoReplyDelete