Because I'm all out of ideas.
What in heavens name have you been doing with your little ones during this horrible end of winter, beginning of spring snow-rain-snow-slush-rain-snow weather?
Because we have done A LOT.
There is one thing that the kidlets don't like all that much. And that is weather that you can't go out and play in. And there aren't many days that go by where we aren't outside for at least a few hours, no matter the weather.
But these last few weeks, the parks have been wet, soggy and muddy. As is our back yard. And front yard. And balcony. And porch. And... well, you get the idea.
So we've been doing a lot of stuff indoors.
We have created obstacle courses, made paper hats, boats and airplanes, rebuilt our megabloks construction sets in to every configuration possible and then some. Baked cookies, loafs, brownies and cupcakes, alphabetized our DVD collection (hey, it's educational), danced, discoed, shimmied and shaked.
We have cleaned, sorted laundry (again, educational) made musical instruments out of recycling, made caterpillars, flowers, spiders and buttons out of egg cartons, taken home so many boxes from the grocery store my husband thinks we are moving somewhere.
We go on play dates and to the library.
We've started watching Disney VHS tapes.
We have done everything I can think of doing, and I am an ECE. You'd think the ideas would be endless.
Not so much.
Inevitably, we end up outside, after ten minutes of my attempting to figure out what outdoor clothes they will need. Usually, it ends up looking something like this: winter hat, boots and mitts, fleece sweater and rain coat.
And we walk with our umbrellas to jump in the puddles, make some snow balls and kick the slush. As fun as all that is, we do eventually end up back inside staring at each other, wondering who is going to make the first move.
Please help me out here.
What have YOU been doing?