And that, my friends, is what you do when you have a child with a dairy allergy and you have half-gallon almond and coconut milk cartons bursting at the seams of your recycling container. It was so much fun, and it filled two whole summer days! The summertime equivalent of a gingerbread house.
I don’t know what the weather’s like where you live, but here it’s been a cold and often rainy (or snowy!) spring. When we woke up to another grey morning, my first thought was to switch on a movie for the kids…but then I noticed all the library books in the basket and said, “Hey guys…why don’t you play library?” No complaints there! A couple friends joined in and pretty soon everyone was “checking out” books and putting them into their library totes.
Once the “library” was closed, it was time to open up the art studio and get ready for a seriously cool exhibit. With some watercolors and a handful of craft supplies, the kids definitely added some much needed sunshine to a rainy day!
Happy Valentines Day!
I have temporarily given up the kitchen table to a giant roll of butcher paper, and it seems to be one of the best things I’ve done so far this summer. Even Ben has been seen with a crayon or two at the table.Not only has curbed the “Mom, I’m bored” phrase, but it has also encouraged some sibling love!