Tis the season to go stir crazy. Everyone is home, all the time. The minutes are ticking by very, very slowly.
I can feel my brain cells leaking right out of my head as I repeat for the thousandths time, "Yes, Francesca, you will get candy if you pee in the potty." So pee already!
Help! I need some ideas!!
The big girls are very creative and manage to keep themselves amused. Don't these playdough pastries look delicious?
And they prepared a wonderful dinner just for me. How did they know pine cones were my favorite?!
Anastasia can even keep herself occupied by carving cranberry sauce. That's my girl.
We baked lots of cookies to give as gifts, but we keep eating them.
But the three little ones are going to send me right over the edge. As you all know, I am not a fan of tv, but I have begged the dynamic trio to just watch one little show, please! Nope. No surprise really. If little Catherine knows I want her to do something, then she is sure not to do it.
Victoria was smitten with my violin for about 2 minutes.
They sorted beans and buttons by color: 7.5 minutes.
Me scrapping buttons off the ground: 20 minutes
Investigating the merits of the Frosted Flake: 2.2 minutes.
Drawing. Almost 3 minutes! Whoo hoo! Only 12 more hours until bedtime.
Bundling up to go outside: 36 minutes. Actually playing outside: 17 3/4 minutes, which were off-set by three pairs of fists pounding at the door every 7 seconds.
Painting: 1 minute (I didn't know those little sponges could be ripped off so fast)
Trying on miscellaneous glasses belonging to Grandma: a thrilling 6 minutes.
Driving to Wal-mart to buy an eyeglass repair kit: 1 hour.
Typing on an imaginary computer and jamming the keyboard: 9 minutes.
Stern reprimand: 8 minutes
Mastering the art of staring at me and loosing all knowledge of the English language: 2 seconds
Assisting in putting away silverware: 4 minutes.
Re-washing all of the silverware: 10 minutes.
I should also mention that no one naps anymore.
"Go, ahead, make my day. I triple dog dare you to find something to keep me occupied."
Ideas, please!!! They have two more weeks of vacation!