Oh, sweet friends, we are only on the fourth full day of summer, and I already find myself up to my knees in bugspray, sunscreen, chlorine and grass clippings. Summer has exploded into my house with a vengeance, and I couldn't be any happier about it.
As much as I love the break from the school-year rat race, though, you and I both know that all the home time occasionally presents a challenge. In particular, there's that word my kids use, the word that makes me cringe like crazy:
"If you're bored, you're boring!" I shout back cheerfully. They just love that.
In today's themed edition, I'd love to hear from you alll about how you combat this issue in your home. Give us all your general outlook on the subject, or provide us with a list of specific modes of entertainment you use--whatever you'd like.
Around here, I've written before that we keep a list posted all summer. It's a list of every imaginable non-electronic diversion the kids and I can think of. We list out every toy, every board game, all imaginary play, EVERYthing, so that when the kids get twitchy I can point them to the list.
This year, I'm adding another list. *wicked laugh*
If the first list doesn't get them, then we go to Mom's List Of Things You Can Do To So You Won't Be Bored. They include things like folding towels, picking up your room, scrubbing the shower, washing the floor of the garage with a toothbrush, etc.
Oh, yes ma'am.
What are your best tips for helping the kids engaged and busy and happy over the summer? I can't wait to read your ideas. I may print them all out and wallpaper the kitchen with them.
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