Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Scavenger Hunt

Summer break has started. Other than the extra laundry (that my boys generate from a bunch of pool towels and several changes of swimsuits & outfits), I really enjoy having them all home with me. However, there have been a few times already that I've heard the words most parents dread to hear. "IIII'm boooored!" Insert whiny voice here.

Since this isn't my first rodeo, I have a few tricks up my sleeve for such moments. Today's was an impromptu scavenger hunt. 

With a clipboard, a list, and the right shoes, they were ready to go. 

What is it about kids and measuring things? My boys love to measure stuff so the measuring tape went too.

It's a good idea to taylor the list to the childs' age and personality if not.... Always, always, always have a Plan B for those with short attention spans. I had him "read" to me while I cleaned up the kitchen. 

Happy Summer, everybody!
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Basketball at the Pool by Cooper the Dog

My brothers are lucky. They got a fun present. A basketball hoop. But not just any ole hoop, a pool basketball hoop. I laid down and watch them play.

It was fun seeing their fancy stunts.

My favorite one was the dad throws kid, kid throws ball, dunk. It's complicated. Stay with me now, as I explain it. The dad throws a kid. The kid has a ball in his hand. When the dad throws the kid, the kid throws the ball. The kid dunks it. Got that?

They also played regular basketball.

That's about when I loose interest. I prefer sleeping. It's not that complicated.

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