We're halfway through summer vacation.
At this point the kids have seen all my tricks and are not amused anymore.
This is where many lose the battle. Throw in the towel. Set a bowl of Goldfish out, turn the TV on, and leave the room.
Not me, of course. Them!
It's hard coming up with new things to do everyday to keep the kids entertained.
The answer for me is finding ways to "reinvent the wheel".
Normal activities with a small twist so that the kids don't recognize their true identity at first.
For example, sidewalk chalk. My kids are over it right now. I didn't want to get the sidewalk paint (which they find more exciting since we don't do it as often) out on this given day, so a new version was born.
We left out the paint and used paintbrushes on the chalk.
Voila! A new twist to sidewalk chalk.
First draw, then brush. It gives the chalk a more painted look.
This bought me about 14 more minutes to peruse the magazines that came in the mail.
Actually, I joined in the fun too. I don't know what compelled me to draw a mushroom. Random, I know.
But wait! I see a face in there. Do you see it?
This guy looks disgruntled. Good thing it rained the next day.
Monday Kid Corner at the Jenny Evolution