Sunday, November 30, 2008

Any Ideas..

Over the summer I had a bit of an epiphany. I wanted to start enjoying everyday of my life rather then going through the motions, or wishing the boys were older. I have been doing great and feeling grateful everyday. I love the ages of the kids, love that I am on maternity leave, love that Darryl works from home, love the house. As you can see I've been enjoying everyday.

But the last couple of weeks I have been living each day dreading the next one. This broken foot has made life hard. As I put the boys to bed at night I just feel sad. Tomorrow will be sitting on the floor all day again. Doing exactly the same thing, playing with the same toys. I am dreaming for days I can drive again. Where I can do a good job cleaning the kitchen. Where I can carry my baby around to cheer him up. I want to take my dog out for a walk in the fresh air and throw snowballs with Lucas. It's amazing how much I will appreciate having two working feet again.

So for those of you who love to be at home, what is your favorite thing to do at home? We need some new stuff to do.

Till Tomorrow



Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

spending time with my boys
home schooling certanity takes a great deal of the day we home school school hours and then I lesson plan too

how doing crafty things with your son
theres heaps of great preschool craft websites :)


Jenna said...

Though I don't stay at home, I do have an idea for you. There is a book called The Toddlers Busy Book, and also one called The Siblings Busy Book. You can buy them at Amazon. There's a ton of ideas in the books that would give you a break from all the routine.

beth - total mom haircut said...

That's so hard. We've been stir crazy here just because of the weather, so I can't imagine how much more so it would be to not be mobile. Crafts are always good. I make dough for the boys using flour and salt and stuff. It keep them entertained forever. If you can stand a minor mess, it's worth it. Let me know if you want the recipe for an easy dough - and there's nothing bad in it if the baby decides to put it in his mouth. Although he probably won't like the salt too much:)

Lori said...

When I was little I used to love it when Mom would help us make a fort! Sometimes it would be blankets over the dining room table or draped over several chairs. One time we actually set up a tent in the basement! was always so much more fun to drag our toys into our fort to play and if we were good, we could have our lunch in there, too!

Ahh.....good times!

Lori said...

Ooo, I thought of one more thing and Darryl can certainly attest to need to make popsicle stick roads! The next time you and D are out running errands, buy 2 or 3 thousand popsicle sticks. Then you lay them out all over the floor throughout the house (since you're spending a lot of time on the floor anyway, this kind of fits in...) and you drive your dinky cars all around the new roads you've made.
One note: the cats will likely never bump a stick while walking through your masterpiece but dogs aren't as agile or dainty so be prepared to make repairs when Emma walks around.

Mrs. Mogul said...

Well I usually am online and it really does relax me! I do have photos to put in albums but that is NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!!

Goofball said...

hmm tough one...I surf, read books and watch tv, but I'm sure you already came up with that.

Lucas is a bit young for scrapbooking I suppose?
Christmas cookie cooking?

Oh gosh I don't think I am much help for you.

Lesley said...

I highly recommend an inflatable bouncer for those moments when the kids just need to burn off some energy!

You're welcome to borrow mine :o)