Trade ya

I am diving head-first back into my stay at home mom-ness. Maybe not head first. Maybe more like sticking a toe in, finding it colder than I remember, and begging my husband “Don’t leave me alone with them!”. Thankfully, he goes back to work Monday after being laid off for almost a month (and letting me re-adjust slowly). It probably will be temporary, but at least he will be working for the next few weeks.

Out of sheer determination to win back your hearts after ignoring poor Big Binder for so long, I have updated the Calendar, and February is looking pretty good (for a February in Michigan, anyway). Be sure to check out the “Mystery Animal” event at Meijer Gardens. There was one offered last week and we had a blast.

And now, I need some help from you all. First is from a comment left by Laura on the Dear Old Dad post. She asks for resources that might be available to kids who do not have father figures, or to men who want to learn how to be better fathers. Certainly atttending the event I mentioned is a good start; does anyone know of any others?

The second thing is about the Priority Health Classic. This is a bike race my whole family loves, and includes a kids’ race. I got a lot of positive feedback from folks that they loved participating in it too. Sadly, Priority Health isn’t going to sponsor the race this year and the future of it is uncertain. 

It’s an economic decision, but I want Priority Health to know how much we all appreciated their sponsorship of this race, as well as how disappointed we are that it may not continue. Bike races are straight up cool and like nothing else. Kids love being able to watch grown ups race, and then race themselves. It’s positive, civic, free, and healthy which pretty much meets my criteria of an awesome event.

How can we convince Priority Health to reconsider? I’m up for any ideas!

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4 responses to “Trade ya

  1. That is a huge disappointment. We had so much fun at the bike race last year and the boys have already asked about it this year. Thanks for updating the calendar.

  2. Thanks for updating the calendar. We will be looking forward to a few of the listings. Wishing you the best (and sanity) during the transistion in your home.

  3. In response for the question about kids finding positive male role models, the Big Brothers & Big Sisters programs are widely available across the nation. I had a friend whose brother had a big brother, and I know it helped him out a lot growing up. Also check out Mentor MI: http://www.michigan.gov/mentormichigan
    It looks like they have lots of great programs out there to help people learn how to & become a great mentor to our children in need.

  4. Pingback: Take Care « Big Binder

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