Fun things that we do.

I have got some wildly creative kids. They make us laugh all of the time with their excitement and crazy ideas. One of the things that I love the most is when we sing together. I don’t just mean have a little sing a long with the guitar and other rhythm instruments (we do this too and we do enjoy it). I’m talking about our life as opera singers! We regularly have entire hour long chunks of time where we communicate entirely in song – this is some serious fun!!! My husband works from home so he is witness to this craziness and I think that most of the time he thoroughly enjoys it (the rest of the time he probably wishes that he has a nice quiet office to go to… I better add here that he does not participate in these singing fiascos).

Another thing that we love to do is to bake and cook together. Every time that I start something in the kitchen the girls pull up their little chairs on either side of me, and if we’re baking we all put our aprons on so that we can get a little dirty as we create masterpieces in the kitchen. There are times when I just want to be alone with my thoughts and my ingredients in my kitchen, but I wouldn’t trade the time we have together mixing, tasting, smelling, and laughing together for anything.

Reading is one of our favorite things to do. Each week we head to the library for storytime with a huge stack of books that we have read, and we leave with an equally huge pile. Storybooks are the favorite for my girls – they love to imagine and to read all about different adventures. Its fun listening to them when they come up with their own stories as they incorporate different plots and ideas that we have read together into their own tales.

Doing crafts is right up there on the top of the list of favorite things to do for my kids. It doesn’t really matter what it is… it could involve tape, scissors, glue, paper, yarn, pom poms, feathers, or paint. They will make a big mess, and they will have a ton of fun. I must admit that huge messes totally stress me out! A couple of times a week I have to let this go so that my girls can create some really cool art projects. Afterwards I can clean up the kids, clean up the area around them and take a deep breath. The smiles on their faces always let me know that it was worth it.

What’s the craziest or most fun thing that you do with your kids??? I’d love to hear about it! Hopefully some new ideas will inspire myself and others.

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