On another thread I posted something I once didwith my girls, and it seemed to get a good response; so with that in mind, I thought it would be fun if all us moms and dads could post some fun out creative memories that you have made with your kids, or some you remember from your childhood! This came up because of something I am doing for my girls next weekend. I made a personal invitation for my 3 girls to join me for a special dinner next weekend, I let them know, this will be a formal affair and to wear their very best! I am not taking them anywhere, instead I plan on setting up a fancy little Bistro area in the basement. I haven't decided on the menu yet, but I know I will be breaking out the champagne flutes and filling them with soda! I love doing things like this with ny girls mainly because I feel guilty for being so busy all of the time! Here is what was posted in the other thread.......... A year ago when my husband was out of town, I took my girls camping, in my living room. I strung a tent up from the ceiling and put glow in the dark stars on it. I bought a CD of nature sounds, bought a kiddie fishing set and we went fishing in the bathtub. I bought flashlights for all of us and we sat around telling ghost stories while the thunder crackled from the CD in the background...let me tell you, my kids thought that was pretty wild and crazy, and they still talk about it! The great thing about kids is, they appreciate the simple things. I love doing stuff like this with them. They are thrilled to find that mom cut there PB&J sandwich into a heart shape or stuck that little note in their lunch bag. Heres another fun thing I did...two years ago my husband and I had a workshop scheduled in Pickney (about an hour from my house) unfortunatley it was on the weekend of my daughters 8th birthday. I spent the day before we had to leave writing up a bunch of rhyming clues for a scavenger hunt. There were 8 clues and each one indicated where a present would be found. My MIL was there with her and she said that it took her about half hour to find them all; but the best thing was that it helped to alleviate some of my guilt for not being there on her birthday. All 3 of my girls have been begging me to do this again, but I had to wait so it would be more of a surprise, I think this will be the year to do it! I would suggest this to all you parents, and if you need help, let me know. I guarantee it's something they will always remember! Okay parents, share your memories please!