"What do you do the rest of the day?"
"Uh...." Maybe it was because I was slightly distracted with pain at that very moment, but I stuttered and stammered. He caught me off guard.
"Do they watch TV?"
I lamely mentioned something about involving them in what I do, playing puzzles and games, and that they don't watch much TV. I lay on that table thinking that we are always busy, but I can't think of one good example of something we do in a typical day.
The purpose of this post is to prove to myself that we don't lay around all the time.
I was happy to find a game that we can all play together...and Thing2 can be on his own team! Bunny Money is a game Marmee gave to us when she was cleaning out her old school room.
It is a very simple Monopoly-ish game with a Max and Ruby theme. All you have to do is roll dice, move the rolled number of spaces, and follow the space's instructions.
Object: To buy everything on your shopping list. Who knew it would be so much fun to have your own shopping list and your own money!
For simplicity's sake (and so Thing2 could be on his own team), we eliminated the $5 bills and only played with $1 bills. This allowed Thing2 to count out his own money. After the third time we played the game, he was recognizing the numbers 1 and 2 so he didn't have to ask me how much to pay.
Did I mention we played the game three times in two days?
Back to the chiropractor...What should I say when someone asks me what we do all day? We live. We do chores. We play. Good grief; the boys are only 5 and 3. What else should they be doing all day? I don't want to sound sarcastic because I know he was just curious, but the answer seems so obvious to me that any reply I think of sounds smart-aleck.
If anyone reads this, I am open for input!
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