“What is going on this weekend?” my daughter asked as she rounded the corner into the office.
“Everything is on the fridge,” I answered, and she made an immediate about-face to go and look.
I could feel the smug, smile, smartly on my face. This is going to work. I nodded my head gently and put my focus back on my computer.
Oh! What a Week sits proudly on our small fridge, in the middle of the heart of our home. I can’t tell you how many countless times I looked at it this week, loving the colors, loving the space, loving the lines and columns. It has plenty of space for me to write BIG, so everyone can read it while we sit at the breakfast table!
I asked each family member how many times they looked at it this week…Husband – 6 times; Son – 3 times; Daughter – 4 times; Son – 2 times. I am happy that they all looked at it at least once!!
I couldn’t wait till Sunday to start filling out the next sheet!
The weekly spread is so colorful and cheerful, I wanted to grab my Sharpies and just get it going! I love that I get to use my Sharpies. They are vibrant and cheerful, just like I want our life to be! Each color has a purpose…Pink for me, orange for hubby, blue for son1, yellow for daughter, green for son2, purple for family!
As we all looked at it one night during supper, my daughter exclaimed “Oh! It’s color coded? OHHHH, I GET IT!!”…yes my dear daughter, everything that pertains to you is written in YELLOW, the color you’ve had since you were a baby, your favorite color in the world, the color I’ve always used to mark things that applied to YOU!! I’m so glad you”get it”. Sometimes children puzzle me!
The Sharpies do bleed through some, as I mentioned before, but not enough to mark on the following page, so it is not a problem at all. I love that I get to use all my fun, bright colors!! I know. I already said that!
I keep my Sharpies on the side of the fridge in this little cup. It has a magnet and plenty of space for around 8 Sharpies, 6 highlighters, and a 4 color Bic pen. These are my staple writing tools for the things I use on my fridge.
I suppose this would be considered my “command center”. I hope it does command the attention of my family. I hope they will learn to look at the “Oh! What a Week” every single day. I hope they will learn to add things to it!
I think we made good progress this week, and I am all ready for next week!