September 23, 2011
This is the time of year when we tend to get rain. Lots of it. I don’t mind completely because I know it helps bring out the color in the trees and sometimes it’s fun to feel cozy in your house or even to go out and get soaked and muddy. But it can be tough when you have three boys stuck inside with a lot of energy. I’m talking ten times the amount of energy that I have right now. Some days I get a little panic stricken about what I’m going to do with them all afternoon. Their age differences make it tough to sit down and play a game (Atticus wants to join in and he just messes up the Monopoly board) so we have to think of other things that they can all do together.
The other day on a rainy afternoon we decided to bake some cookies to pass the time. Then I got down our bag of abandoned costumes from the attic. Our mysterious attic where toys are rotated to keep me from going insane in this little house offers a plethora of entertainment possibilities. We ended up having so much fun that dinner was delayed and Doug came home to a party.
Even Super Heroes have to eat!
Then someone suggested listening to “Black Betty” (honestly, I don’t know where they get this stuff from 😉 ) and the party continued!
What started out as a boring afternoon and what could have become a painful series of “go find something to do” became more fun than we ever expected. My cheeks hurt from laughing and the boys went to bed tired and happy.
Now, what to do today….