Thursday, February 5, 2009

Homeward Bound

After several days of skiing, skating and getting around, yesterday we spent a mellow day at home making sure we got our school work done and just playing around the house while I got necessary chores done. And you know what? We had a great day.

A has been on a bit of domestic kick lately and has been extremely motivated to keep her room clean and orderly. Not sure where it's coming from, but it's really sweet and cute, and she's very diligent about it.

After we did our work, there were plenty of things to do outside, and the kids both joined me outside. The initial idea was that they were going to help me fill the wood box, and I had some reservations because the wood is very heavy and you get messy, not to mention you end up destroying your gloves. But in the end, they found assorted projects to do in the snow while I hauled wood.

In fact, I shoveled a path to their snow fort and they then spent the day detailing it icicles that I'd knocked off our roof. True, it's a bummer that they're there, but at least hey had a lot of fun with it. I guess in the end, it just confirms what every parent knows but can't always employ-kids can have fun with the simplest of things, and don't need fancy and expensive toys to be entertained. If anything, it dampens their imagination.

On that subject, don't even get me started on TV.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.


NannyOgg said...

I LOVE those days when we can just stay home and get stuff done.

We don't have enough of them.

Glad you guys had a good day like that!


phredude said...

Hi Karen, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think there's great value in quiet time at home, because in the end, we're all too overscheduled, anyway. Hope you're well.