I have been trying my best to have two whole days each week where me & the kids don't leave the house. It really helps me be a better mom because I absolutely have to engage with my kids--I can't just let them go run & play on equipment or play with other kids. I really want my kids to have memories of playing with me--in addition to all those other standard mommy things. It also helps us save money because inevitably if I am out the temptation to spend money on little snacks or pick something up is definitely there. I am trying to intentionally spend time at home and make it count. Staying home (physically) is super fun, but I find I get so busy and our schedule with outings and play dates gets full pretty quick and before I realize it, we've not had quality time at home.
Last Wednesday was one of the said days at home. My quality time activity with the kids was building a fort together--well, actually I built the fort and the kids played in it. Can you see the kids enjoying the fort in the picture below? (I definitely have to let go of my desire to keep an orderly home on these days!)
The tunnel is a special toy we get out as a reward for good behavior--Clara has discovered that if she's in the tunnel mommy can't see what she's doing to Judah. So it's definitely one of those supervision toys! But they do have a lot of fun in there! MostlyYou can say that staying at home makes Clara "hang from the rafters". By the end of the fort time she was feeling like a monkey trapped in a cage...well at least thats what she looked like!