Challenge: “a boy”
Last night I was griping about another cold day home with the kids because of cancelled school. Today couldn’t have been easier. I had the kids clean up the playroom with the promise of a fun activity. They cleaned, I delivered.
We have so many toys in our house that I try to rotate them so when all the toy are on the floor and strewn around the house, it isn’t actually all the toys. Toy rotating also helps to bring new life into old toys.
So that is what I did today. I pulled the goalie from the net, suicide squeeze a straight up Hail Mary (probably the only sports terms you will ever read on this site) and lugged two bins upstairs.
The train tracks have been in bins in the laundry for almost two years, to say that the boys were excited to see the train tracks is the understatement of the year. Elise didn’t remember them. The kids played with the trains for 5 straight hours today. Not once did any of the three kids ask to play video games or watch a movie or episode of My Big Big Friend. They played nicely. There was no fighting. It was the easiest day at home with the kids I can remember.