Keeping the darlings busy during summer vacation is not very hard.
Keeping them from whining and fighting with each other can be!
Camp doesn’t start for a couple of weeks so this in-between period
can be wonderful
as well as stressful.
We’ve been to
the bowling alley…
and that was just before lunch – LOL!
the first few days they want to do EVERYTHING!
My boys are best friends…
most of the time.
But like most kids,
they need some distractions to keep them from fighting.
Luckily, they each have separate things they like to do.
my little darling is always looking for ways to get on the Wii!
My big darling is a little more mature and actually likes to do chores.
(Well he does want to be paid though..)
One recent chore was to clean out
and change the gravel in the hermet crab’s cage.
Another was to help me hang the flag.
And another was to fill the bird feeder.
he decided it would be “nice” for the birds to
have a little extra.
And those who missed the feeder
AND the railing,
could just eat right off the deck!
I may have been annoyed with the mess…
but the birds sure were happy this morning!
Meanwhile in the basement….
I have a love/hate relationship with the Wii.
Sometimes I love it when I am making dinner
and the boys are getting along while playing together.
But I hate the Wii
when I can’t get them away from it…
and I am yelling for them to go take baths or just
GET AWAY FROM THE TV!
Ironically, this morning
I came across the cutest post from Laura at
She has an adorable solution for controlling the Wii!
Go check it out!
The most important thing I have to remember is
they are only kids for such a short period of time!
I have to cherish every moment
because before I know it,
they will be asking for keys to the car!
Well, we are off to the library…
What are you doing
with your kids this summer?