Back to the basics

Snow Days. . . It’s one thing when there is actual snow to play in, but what about days like today? Again, two things I can’t control, New England weather and the fact that they cancelled school based on the weather predictions (I’m not even going to go there). Today we had a “rain day.”  There would be no snowman making and sledding outside, just twelve hours of me and my kids hanging out blissfully inside.   It’s not that I don’t love my kids and want to spend time with them, but twelve hours is a long time. I’ve said it before but when you can’t change what’s going on around you change your attitude toward it.

Something I’ve learned in my ten years as a parent is that when my kids have structure in their day things go much smoother.  It seems that when I let them just try to figure it out on their own there is a lot more whining and complaining and definitely a lot more IPAD use.  So we sat down in the morning to plan out the day. Homework in the morning, then a workout video to get the blood flowing, some iPad and phone time, lunch, and then we would invite the neighborhood kids over for bingo, Lego’s, minute to win it games, and to watch Honey I Shrunk the Kids.  Sometimes is good to just get back to the basics.

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What did you all do today?  I love getting ideas.

Hope you enjoyed your day inside, and if not there’s always wine.

Heather

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2 thoughts on “Back to the basics

  1. We spent the day making scavenger hunts around the house….
    We filled balloons with water and put them outside last night and we had cool ice bowls to smash, melt, whatever!!
    Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies on a snow day!! We baked
    Attitude is everything…. 🤗🤗🤗
    Thank you for sharing Heather.
    Ps: would have come over for bingo but not sure we would have made it in this terrible rain blizzard 😜

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