... take the kids for a walk! We had one of those days yesterday. The girls were on day two of playing ice skaters (involves a lot of leotards, tutus, nylons and gloves... plus hardwood floors) and they were getting testy with each other. Little things like choice of song for a performance would send them into little hissy fits. So I called it quits and made them go for a walk with me.
Let me tell you, it lifted the mood. I could almost see the tenseness disappear with every step. Frowns turned into smiles =).
And before I knew it, they were running toward their beloved willow tree park.
They got to the first tree and decided to play a game of "Reach-The-Branch".
When that didn't work, they tried teamwork!
Eventually they gave up and moved on to finding the perfect sticks... (I know, Grace is not in focus... I seem to do that a lot lately... grrr)
Voila, now I'm the proud parent to two pirates =)
And they realized that another tree had longer branches... ahhhh!
Hurt pirate (not really... just pretending ;-)
Is she still a pirate or tarzan?
Erina doesn't know either...
Look at those smiles... nobody would ever know that they were in each others hair just an hour ago!
We stayed until the sun disappeared... it was THAT much fun.
So if you have cabin fever, go for a walk!!!