Good morning people. Yesterday went very, very well. Wednesdays are my first really busy day of the week. I have a school age boy that comes in from half day at school. He is usually quite restless. There is not much for him to do because the little ones are in the middle of napping.
Well, I found a puzzle that was perfect for him. It kept his attention the whole time. I plan to go to a thrift store and pick up some more puzzles. He really seemed to enjoy them. I try to keep the older kids away from video games. I know the games are quite popular for this generation. I have no problem with the games in moderation like on a friday evening.
After the littles ones got up from their nap, I took everyone outside in the backyard. The weather was perfect, sunshine with barely a breeze. Not too warm, not too cool. They played really hard. Just before coming back into the house in prep for snack (and dinner for the 3 that stayed til 10:30pm), I had them do relays! It was soooo cute!
When they came back into the house, of course, they washed up for eating. Afterwards, they barely even played. They were well behaved and fairly quiet! I have used this strategy over the years. It is obviously very effective....Lol!
When they finally settled in for the evening, they watched movies ever so quietly. Just wonderful!