Sunday, February 21, 2010

What to do on a snowy day

I'm a little late on this weeks blog hop. It's been kind of a rough few weeks for me, but I feel like I'm coming out of it. I hope.

This week the topic is cabin fever and what we do when we can't go outside to play or hit the park (2 of my personal faves during the warmer months)

In case you've forgotten, I don't really do snow and winter but unfortunately it's a part of life around here. For the most part, we do a decent job of avoiding cabin fever and keeping the boys from going crazy...and making mommy want to drink.

We do things like movie day instead of movie night. Pop popcorn, curl up on the couch and watch movies. This is generally a weekend activity since Thing 1 is in school during the week and the younger one, well, he doesn't actually watch movies. He more glances, laughs and then runs away to find something else to destroy. He and I spend many many hours building block towers so that he can demolish them. It's great fun.

(not my picture, thank you google images)

Another way to make things fun. Backwards dinner days. We eat dessert first and then if there is room, we have real grilled cheese or pizza. It's fun and it breaks things up from the norm.

We play a lot of games (Guess Who with the big one and put the blanket over mommy's head with the little one. LOL)...and legos...and coloring.

We try to get out of the house as much as possible, even if it's just running to Target or going to see a $1 movie. We meet friends at kid friendly spots like Chuck E Cheese or we plan play dates. LOVE play dates!!

The boys do get out in the snow to play, which they love. Okay, T2 just loves to eat the snow.

What do you do when the weather is less then desirable?

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andrea said...

that is the best snow igloo/fort ever! how fun!!

and, i am stealing backwards dinner someday when I actually have a child who will eat it forwards...

Paige said...

Backwards dinner is genius! We always thought it was exciting to have breakfast for dinner too.

Did he make that snow fort? Wow! A budding engineer!

JenM said...

Awesome fort! Um, my guess is your hubby got into it too?