Today is our first day of spring break.
The weather dude says it will reach a marvelous 69 degrees of full on sunshine.
Know what that means?
Dudes will be banished from the house for a full day of playing in the yard. I will throw them snacks out the back window and they can drink from the yard hose. They can muddy their shoes and slide holes in their play jeans and do whatever it is that they do out there that makes them come home to me looking like they climbed through the ruble of a collapsed building after an earthquake.
I fully expect this day to be amazing.
Tomorrow however? Rain. All day rain.
And you know what rain means?
Rain means kids inside all day with stir crazy insanity running through their veins. Unless they are busy saying they’re bored over and over and over again.
Mine are at the age where the “I’m boreds” seem to be at an all time high. I truly thought that by 7, 10, and 13 years old their ability to entertain themselves without fighting like puppies or staring at me awaiting my direction would’ve grown in, but it hasn’t, at least not for long stretches of time. The burden of steering them towards safe, fun, educational activities that won’t end with holes in my drywall is still mine.
Today I organized a football game for the boys and some of their friends.
I will have 8-10 male children in and around my home today. Yes, pray for me, because only divine intervention will allow me to end this day with all of my faculties in order.
And tomorrow, for when the rain hits, this is on tap…
It’s an anywhere table tennis set and it is hands down the most fun thing I have ever purchased for my children for under $20.
Stacks on stacks on stacks of moving, unplugged, rowdy kid fun.
Until the fighting over who’s cheating, or who’s faster, or who’s better, or who lost the ball by spiking it into the fish tank starts.
Luckily, when that kicks in, I have more ideas about fun things to do with kids.
See my full list here: 10 Rainy Day Activities to do With Your Kids