OK, Moms. Summer is in full swing and the travel has nearly stopped. That translates into a LOT of time at home. I love that! There is NO PLACE I would rather be than in my house! However, two short people in said house are making me wish they were back in school. I don't like feeling that way. So, sometimes I feel the need to exit my house to go to my
2nd favorite place...Wal-Mart.
Last night the exit was necessary. Matt agreed to handle all of the bed-time duties while I just got out for a while. A large bookstore would have been my ideal refuge; however, we live in Forest City. So...Wal-Mart would have to do.
While there, I searched for some busy...I mean bonding stuff for us to do. I came up with a few paint kits: a star frame for Sam and a butterfly mirror for Darby. My plan was to begin today as normal and when the "he looked at me" "she breathed near me" talk began...I would break out the kits.
Good idea, right?
Ahhh the best laid plans...
When I returned from the store, they were both still awake (thank you sweet tea with dinner) and saw the Thursday activity plan. Needlesstosay, this morning I was awakened with desperate voices in need of painting.
"Guys," I reasoned, "we aren't painting yet. I bought those for when you start fighting today." (Morning mind.)
"OK. If we start fighting now...can we paint?" (That Darby - always thinking)
So, we painted.
Darby - Always very careful.
Sam, always very colorful.
In the end...Sam's favorite part was taking the extra stickers and making a "Sam-bot" out of himself.
Here's Darby's Frame/Mirror!
And Sam's Star Frame.
Time well spent!