Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Beauties Of Boredom

Last night the kids were running all around the house screaming and yelling. I know this is a direct result of having the TV off, and I love it. Ok, maybe I don't love the screaming and yelling but I love why they were so loud. They weren't fighting, they were playing...together...all of them together...all day long. Other things that they have done:
Pretended that our Spongbob Squarepants screensaver is a TV show.
Smashed Rice Crispie Treats on one eye and pretended it was a pirate patch, swaggering around my kitchen saying, "Arrrrr" (yeah, this one had me laughing pretty hard)
Sweet Terror now begs for a story every night (before she would throw the book and ask me to leave her room)

Sweet Terror has been using her potty chair =) =) =)

And my favorite one is that Pablo has been writing his own little lego instruction manuals. He builds a ship and then breaks it down. He tried doing it with a really complicated one that he built and it was too hard, so I told him to start simple. Here is his 1st fully completed one:




11 comments:

Jen Hill said...

Those are the best bordeom creations ever!

Thanks for sharing, and I also love Taco Soup, and will look at your recipe next...

Family Adventure said...

It's working...their imagination is returning! :)

Heidi

Mountain Dweller said...

Well done on your continuing crusade against the telly. You seem to be winning!

Cocoa said...

Love the lego manuals. The creativity they are displaying is wonderful!

mom huebert said...

It didn't take long for your kids to bounce back from their TV addiction. That is just super!

By the way, thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog.

Jen said...

I am so bored today, so bored I cannot even blog about boredom. Maybe I need some legos...

An Ordinary Mom said...

Those are definite boredom beauties!

Sonja said...

I giggled at the "Sponge Bob screen saver as TV" bit. Kids are so entertaining when they are entertaining themselves! :)

Scribbit said...

This is a hoot--good luck surviving you brave mom you.

And are you loving Dracula? I did, I thought it was really scary.

Misty said...

There aren't many sounds that make me happier..... my children playing together..... I could just eat it up - the giggles, shrieks, and play noises.

Childlife said...

Oh that instruction manual is just priceless!

(And the pirate patch had me cracking up!)