My Little Picasso's

My Little Picasso's

Monday, February 17, 2014

it's been a while ...

Yes, I am alive.  I did not jump out my window from too much Handy Manny or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  My children are in tact.  So is my house.

I'll keep it short - the past two months have had many trials and triumphs; ER visits, hospital stays, one broken tree, too many copays and failed prescriptions to count, too much snow, too many school closings, Charlie is beginning to try to go on the potty, filled up the oil tank three times, ICE ICE ICE, Max shovels snow, Charlie is scared of snow, etc.

Moving on ...

The numerous days of being trapped inside watching the lovely snowflakes fall has taught me a very severe lesson that I was not prepared for - how do you entertain children who NEED TO BE OUTSIDE but cannot be outside?!

<Insert all your wisdom here.>

My boys are 2 and 4 - they lose interest very quickly and I can only tolerate a little bit of TV watching a day.  Here is my go to list - please share ideas.  I'm desperate.  They're calling for 2-4 more inches of the white shroud tonight.

1.  play-do and cookie cutters
2.  let's make cookies
3.  white boards and dry-erase markers (on the white board that is, not the walls - CHARLIE)
4.  books, books, and more books
5.  we clean here
6.  forts or tents (have not quite perfected these skills)
7.  wrestling  (i'm outnumbered)
8.  pretend cooking
9.  tools
10.  lite-brites

I need more crafty ideas - please help.  Losing my mind quite quickly.

February 17th, 2014