As you can tell from the tone of my posts lately, I’ve been feeling a bit beat down. Despite a fever that kept Emma home from school for two days, the emergence of Regan’s molars the past two days, and the fact I only left the house for 10 minutes in two days (to get an emergency gallon of milk), I decided to drag myself out of the pit of pity and make some simple happy moments for my family.
What have we been up to the last two days? Popsicle eating races (I foolishly bought the Rainbow Popsicles…never again, those have way too much dye in them!), little people snow, painter’s tape limbo, a Paperoni flower, Wii sessions, tickle fests, cuddles and special (simple) meals.
So as the weekend nears and many of my friends head into spring break, I have this challenge. This is for my readers with and without children: look at what you have and think of a new, fun way to use it. Maybe dig out those entertaining items you have and haven’t bothered to use (for us that’s gifted craft kits). In doing so you may find some things you can do without. Old toys, old craft stuff, even barely used wine glasses.
If you’re looking for a great way to reuse items you would literally throw away or recycle, check out Family Chic for amazing ideas. What? You have tuna cans and clothespins? Perfect. You can make this:
Also works fabulously as a votive holder (as you can see in the link). She has so many great ideas, you’re sure to find something to entertain and/or wow!
So go for it, think of something new to do besides staring at the couch or complaining about the weather (a favorite pastime around here). Maybe even get off the computer or phone or iPad or Kindle or whatever other device you’re glued to at the moment (I will probably do something new and fun with my Kindle in hand…sorry!). I’d love to hear what you come up with…come back and leave your comments!!! Oh and I promise to follow-up with a photo story of our weekend…promise!