Best: The weather is nice enough to play outside. We have a huge yard with lots of room to run
Worst: The kids prefer to run on the cobble stone patio.
Best: I have a slide and tunnel to entertain them.
Worst: They pull pine needles, grass, stones, sticks, and anything their little hands can reach through the chain fence from the neighbor’s yard and toss into mine.
Best: I bought them eight balls, two each of four colors to insure no fighting amongst them.
Worst: Each child wants all eight balls.
Best: I gave them trucks to run through the dirt.
Worst: They prefer to eat the dirt and stir it around with sticks and then poke each other with the sticks.
Best: We have a wading pool with water toys.
Worst: The kids toss dirt, grass, pine needles, pine cones, and sticks in it.
Best: I have children size chairs outside so they can sit comfortably when resting. (Or time out!)
Worst: They insist on sitting on one chair and putting another on their head or running through the yard with the chairs in the air pointing at each other. They all fought over one Mickey Mouse chairs so I bought more chairs including another Mickey Mouse and a princess chair…they still all want the original Mickey Mouse chair.
Best: I bought riding toys, four exactly alike, except two in purple and two in red.
Worst: They still argue over who gets to ride which one.
Best: Wylie (the dog) gets to play outside with us.
Worst: The children have discovered Wylie’s water bowl…can you say mud?
Best: It’s cool to be the popular kid on the playground…that would be me!
Worst: They also don’t let me rest…they sit on me…hot, sweaty, and dirty, all of us!
Best: Naptime! Yay, they all take a nap at the same time! It’s quiet!
Worst: I don’t get to take a nap…
On Another Note: Most of you know I’ve been sick this past week. Apparently the germies must have invaded my brain as well as my body. When I went to take the kiddos outside to play in the pool yesterday I remembered my antibiotic was photosensitive, so I went to grab the sunscreen spray…I proceeded to douse myself with Febreeze! The upside is I smell like “meadows and rain”…tis my life!