Sunday, March 21, 2010

sometimes we have just played too much...

the other morning we woke up, it was a beautiful oregon spring day.

i took a look around my house.

it wasn't pretty.

i realized that we
really just needed to stay home so i could get caught up on all the my mommy chores.

i told the kids they were "on their own" for the day.

(i have come a long way in realizing that my children don't need to play with me every second of the day.)

while cleaning our upstairs bathroom i found a bunch of water balloons.

i filled them up, put them in a plastic sack, and special delivered them out the upstairs window where they were playing outside.

this way they know "mommy still loves you"

but play by yourselves and leave me to my cleaning :o)

(photos taken with my camera phone)


Emily said...

you are the coolest mom ever.

Lace said...

so funny! i bet they loved it!

Anonymous said...

How fun!! :) They probably loved it and you still got your work done!

The Oxford Family said...

So fun! Glad you share that it is ok to let our kids self entertain! Sometimes I think people forget that!

Leslie said...

You are such an awesome mom! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when your kids realized what was in the sack.

My own mom used to cringe at the crazy things I did with my 3 girls when they were small. But, ya know what? They STILL remember sitting on the kitchen island "frosting a cake" together and they love telling me what a "cool mom" I was. That makes me smile.

Have a wonderful week!

Happy Mom said...

Cute! Love that!

Francis Family said...

So cute!
I wish. We just got over a foot of snow dumped on us over the weekend. Not cool.

greenbean said...

you are such a fun and sweet mom.. love this!!

RaeAnn said...

my blog has a crush on your blog.

Megan Marie said...

I have recently realized that I don't have to be a constant entertainer, too! It's liberating.