I'm wrapping up my work with a couple of freelance clients and as a result life is slowly getting back to normal around here. (The word "Normal", being entirely subjective.) The kid's last day of daycare was yesterday and they celebrated by bringing a valentines cake. Even though we missed the heck out each other while I was working, I've realized that they are used to having super social and busy daycare days. So I've been running around the house like a crazy mama putting together activities for the kids.
fingerpainted. Which was 15 minutes of set up and 20 minutes of cleanup for 8 minutes of painting and then , "I'm done".
Son and I put together his new Pyrate treasure chest that I bought for $6.99 at Aldi! It took us (me) and hour to put it all together and the little Mega Blox fall apart if you play too hard. (Which of course a 4 year old is gonna do.) So I was rushing in for repairs every 10 minutes till we decided we would pretend the decay was from cannon ball fire and left it as is.
Anybody got any good ideas about what I can do with a 2 and 4 year old? I'm running out of projects! I would park them in front of a movie but son tends to glaze out and then mindlessly wipe snots on the sofa. Daughter decides she wants to watch Elmo and if he doesn't appear within the first 5 minutes of any given show she'll start yelling "ELMO! ELMO" like she's in Streetcar Named Desire. "STELLA! STELLA!".