Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tweens and Nesting

We're not sure if it's the February doldrums or winter fatigue, but we're definitely seeing a sluggishness amongst the tweens in our circle. The girls are tired a lot more than usual, and we're seeing entire classrooms full of exhausted kids (which gives us some solace that our tweens are not alone in this). We've established that nothing is amiss medically, and psychologically, this appears to be simply a phase.

Our own tweens have been acting almost like they're nesting - finding cozy nooks to curl up in with a blanket and books and opting to stay home for family movie or game nights. So we're going with it and looking for ways to help them cozy-up.
  • Herbal tea has been a big hit in our house of late (especially Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla), and the girls have even been taking it to school in the morning in thermoses.
  • They seem to be living in their fleecy PJs these days, with hoodies being the top of choice.
  • Fuzzy socks are a must!
  • Fleece, fleece and more fleece - these little blankets appear to be back in fashion.
  • Baking cookies has become our new afterschool pasttime.
  • The kids are unplugged, opting to read instead.
We're just enjoying the calm and quiet for a change and giving out lots of hugs.

What cozy tips and tricks do your tweens favor? Do share!

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE this post! I am currently reading the entire collection or the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis so far so good-very good book!

P.S. I love Vanila sleepytime it is like it was made for me!<3

Ms. Twixt said...

An herbal, caffeine-free tea can help you to stay hydrated, too, in the winter. Good for you reading the entire Chronicles series - it's a new classic!

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