A Note From Your Publisher: The one about scrolling 📝

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni KID Lakewood-Littleton & Macaroni KID Denver Editor and Publisher November 11, 2023

Hey Mac Families,

After several bouts of pretty daunting illnesses over the last month, we have kicked our holiday adventures into high gear around here. I almost always have fun once I'm there, but I'm not gonna lie, there are times when I would prefer to stay at home, scrolling Tik Tok, on the couch.

Why? Well, there can be quite a few reasons.

  • I'm tired. That's it. I am just worn down from constantly being on the go. Or dealing with sickness. Or trying to get things down when the only free time I have is late at night.
  • I'm over activitied. (Is that even a word? Yes, I have decided that if it's not, it will be. Make it happen.) There have been days when we have had to squeeze two games and a play into one day. 
  • It's cold outside. Yup, that'll do it.
  • I have too many things to accomplish that day.
  • I want to binge watch a show that I'm into.

... to name a few.

Don't get me wrong, I love that I lead a busy life full of fun activities with my family and friends. But sometimes it's just nice to chill for a bit. And that's okay.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your schedule, I would bet that your children are, too. It's okay to say no to opportunities you have been given (even if that kills you a little bit, like it does me). Take some time to relax and refresh. It will pay off, and then you can get back to adventuring.

Peace ☮️, Love ❤️, & Macaroni 🌼,