Friday, October 26, 2007

After The Rain...

After a week full of much needed rain, my wits are gone. There is only so much you can do and only so long you can stay inside with a tad of saneness left over for a not rainy day. After the kids woke up from an early nap today, I made them go outside. Yes, made. They both noised about, fussing over how they wanted to play Noah's Ark and Little People and Honey Bee Jumper. Nope. I was having none of that.

OUT! The command had been issued. I even sent them out with cups of juice and bowls of animal crackers, something I don't like to do because the cups and bowls mysteriously never make it back inside without a search and rescue.

I went about doing laundry (I swear, I actually do other things, it's just that the laundry will walk off with us in tow if I don't work to keep it at bay) and cleaning at the lunch mess. They came in once. Some excuse about needing to go potty. Whatever.

They tried to stay in after that, but my will prevailed. After nearly two hours of very peaceful play, I looked outside to see them horsing around on the swings. Here are the pictures I managed to take through the window before they noticed me. Once they saw me, they wanted in. The spell had broken, it was over.

I let them, for now. We'll see what tomorrow brings...



2 comments:

Ornery's Wife said...

thanks for visiting Miller Manor! Enjoyed reading bits of your blog!
TM

Sonya said...

So very cute! I loved when my kids were small. They are 13 and almost 9 now. I do send them outside though and I have to make them go. Most of the time they'd rather be on the computer or something.