The other day, after some reading time, I got a little silly with the smelly markers, and gave them beards and mustaches. He he he... They thought that was hilarious, so they dressed up as cowboys and we were all in the midst of a Wild Wild West adventure for the rest of the day!
Then, I was trying to come up with ideas that would get everyone to go outside and play more. Most sports here are hard for my kiddies to do, because it's usually HOT. What about water sports, though? Could I get one of those mini swimming pools? Well, I probably could, but it would attract mosquitoes because no one would ever empty it, plus my kids are BIG. So then I thought about a slip-n-slide! Slip-n-slides are sort of pricey and actually have bad reviews! Plus I don't think I'd be able to attach it to my funky hose. So, instead, I bought a huge piece of plastic sheeting, and voila! We have a slip-n-slide! They LOVE it and play on it almost every day! It's doubly nice, because it hasn't rained for like 2 months, so my grass gets a nice good watering every afternoon! Ha! They have SOOO much fun out there! One of these days, I'll have to join in. I'm just afraid I'm too old and I'll break my hip...Ha!