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I’m Board

Right now, on this dreary Sunday afternoon, my husband is playing a board game with our daughter.  It’s one Santa gave Saoirse for Christmas, because it was on sale and  Santa thought it would be a good idea to stock up on some board games for our children, because even though Santa knows how much their mom really, really detests board games he also know how much she loves her children, so, to that extent, he thought it would be okay. That and Santa possibly has a sick masochistic streak, because I really, really hate board games. Isn’t that terrible?  I really do hate them.  It’s just so borrrrring, sitting there, and taking your turn, and having to wait for other people to push their little pieces around the board, until YAAAAYYY somebody wins can I go now? I don’t know why I hate them so much.  I do remember that as a kid I didn’t want to be bothered with anything indoors that wasn’t a book in my hands or music in my ears.  Yeah, yeah, I was a trip.   And I also can tell you that…

Blame It On the Rain

Rainy days are sometimes the best ones to be a stay-at-home mom, especially if SK doesn’t have preschool that day, and we don’t really have any pressing errands to run, and we can, seriously, just stay inside all day, because as you know we don’t have a garage, and as you also know there ain’ t no way in heck I’m dragging children out in the pouring rain if I don’t have to do so. The poor dog will have to take himself out today, probably, too. So whee! A free day! I baked bread, and got cookie ingredients together to bake in the afternoon because Saoirse has been bugging me and bugging me to “can we make cookies today, Mom? Pleeeease? How about now? What about now?” and I should finally cave in before she starts standing on the rooftop, hollering at the top of her lungs, demanding homemade dessert products THIS VERY INSTANT. Except. Quinn and Saoirse can only play well together for the first half hour. After that, Quinn’s pulling hair, Saoirse’s screaming that “Quinn took my…