A tiny tea party
Yesterday could have been a very hard day. I was ready for it to be. Both of the kids were up quite a bit during the night and no one got much sleep. (Just found out this morning that they both have ear infections—again, for Red Chief.)
I devoted my day to spending time with my kids. I didn't get to do any of the things I wanted to do, but I still had fun. We spent the morning preparing for a lunch tea party, making tiny sugar cookies, fruit kebabs, and other little treats. (We also put dinner in the slow cooker and baked a pan of brownies for the cub scouts while we were busy in the kitchen.)
Red Chief thoroughly enjoyed his tea party: partly due to the fun treats, partly due to the fact that he had his own personal tiny tea pot full of water. I probably refilled that little pot ten times in half an hour.
Later, after naptime, we spent some time outside, did preschool, then had some movie time while I cleaned up the kitchen and finished dinner preparations.
When I go through my day like this, several thoughts come to mind. First of all, Red Chief had a fabulous day. He also didn't get into trouble. I think that kids (at least mine) don't really get into trouble when you're paying attention to them. I am so selfish—I always want to do what I want to do. But if I plan my day around my children, everyone's happier.
You'd think I'd learn—I've said this before. But I will continue to try. And while I'm trying, anyone have bright ideas for fun kid activities? It's easy enough one day, but it can get hard to keep coming up with fun things to do.