The new semester began (in Japan) and it’s become somewhat relaxing, but kids come back home in the morning since the school has not fully started yet, so I am still making lunch for them.
That’s what’s happening around my house.
Nice to meet you. I’m Hana, one of the blog writers for Enfani.
I have three kids to feed (lol); 12, 11 and 5.
With those kids, I’m feeling time passing so fast.
There are a lot of things that I feel and think but I tend to forget them before I notice.
For that reason, I will be writing a blog before I forget and then I want to know what you want to know and ask.
Anyway, nice to see you!
By the way, during this spring break, my elder son and daughter have big sport competitions and there are good results and tears. They seemed to have a memorable vacation.
If your kids are playing sports, don’t they get medals and certificates often?
My elder son was not very good in the beginning to receive medals, but recently he got better enough to get some.
My elder daughter also has tournaments to get medals because everyone who joins the competition can get one, so she’s getting at least one medal each year.
The younger daughter gets a participation prize for kindergarten athletic meets.
The medals are filled with good memories of them so the kids must cherish those medals.
They first put those medals in the drawers in their desks, but one medal my son got looked a bit nicer than usual, so I showcased it on the wall.
Then the daughter started asking me to put their medals too.
Sure of course! I know you want your medals to be nicely put on the wall, too!
And now our living room has a corner of their medals like this.
The fabric board I found at Nitori and the net around a medal is what I bought at a 100 yen shop. Actually I had used nicer wooden clothespins, but my daughter found those cute pins and now they’re hers.
Medals with cases are leaning against the board as they are.
Because I did not want to ‘decorate’ to show off the medals, I was careful not to put them naturally to fit the living room.
Sometimes I touch the medals when I’m alone and smile 🙂
They say if you write your goals and tasks somewhere noticeable, you can be conscious of it every day, so I believe if those medals are showcased in the room, it will make them get better results for the next time, reminding them of what worked and what not.
And the cupboard in the living room looks like this showcasing the children’s achievements.
Due to the kitchen layout, the cupboard has to be in the living room. And you know what? the achievement board is hiding the mess of the cupboard! It’s working nicely since I’m not good at putting things away. (lol)
I’m using a blackboard sheet, so the younger daughter doodles on it, but all the kids’ results are on it!
This is rewritten every April before the school teacher’s home visit.
The elder son especially has to join the sport competitions when the school is on, so I’m trying to make an appeal to the teacher that he’s working so hard at the sport club.., but the teacher does watch it carefully every year! Yay it’s working!
My son is working hard to keep a new record on the board, so it is exactly giving a great effect!
That way, I’m keeping the kids’ achievements, but in fact, I just don’t know a good way to decorate the certificates at all though there are a lot of things I want to decorate, such as prizes of swimming etc. I just can not do it well.
Also the kids’ drawings and origami works are not there…
If there’s a good way to put them nicely in the room, let me know!