I often struggle to keep the kids entertained during the 6-7 o’clock hour. We usually try to eat dinner as soon as we get home (hoping that will change this fall), and then it’s just the dead hour until we start settling down for the nighttime routine.
Since our park has been reopened, we have been able to get that in a couple of nights a week. (Funny story – Yesterday Cooper found his drumstick that has been missing for a couple of weeks. He then would not let go of his drum and drumstick. Making up for lost time, I guess. So we went to the park with our very own marching band. As we walked down the street, he pounded on his drum. When we were at the park, he would not let go, even while in the swing. It was quite a site. Unfortunately I had no camera with me, but I’m sure you can imagine the image of me, Mason, and Cooper walking along with a “boom, boom, boom.”)
But sometimes, I’m not in the mood for the park. So what else is there besides more puzzles, more “fix-it” game, more hair salon game, more coloring? The answer? Chalk on the sidewalk! How did I not think of this before?