Today has been one of those days- where I just feel like sitting and reading, or sleeping- but that would mean- nothing getting done. So- this afternoon I had to say, NO MORE-- but by that time- I had all 3 kids home and it is pretty much impossible to get anything done with all 3 while they are here- while I'm cleaning one room, they are destroying the other room I just cleaned, kind of thing. So, I stole the brilliant idea from one of my friends blogs to send them on a scavenger hunt. So- I took 30 pennies, threw them outside and said- k- go find all 30 and you can come back inside once you have found every last one.
Well, they came back 10 short the first time, so I threw the 20 remaining outside again... then they came back with 12 and I threw those out, etc.... until only about 5 pennies could be found. The game worked... I got most of my work done- and they got a little exercise in, in the process. After they were done finding pennies - I made them run up and down the drive way 10 times and then do 10 push-ups, then they could come back inside.
Everyone did it- got a drink, Dante came back inside- and Ethan was like- k- I'm going to do it again. So, him and Erin ran up and down the drive way 10 more times... and then Erin came in- followed by Ethan bawling his head off- Errrriiiin!!! We still have 10 push-ups to do! We have to do 10 push-ups- COMEEEE OOONNN!!!
Erin compromised to doing 5 and Ethan would do 5 extra after his 1o to make hers at 10 too. I wonder who the athlete will be in our family?? :)
Monday, February 25, 2008
Posted by Bertie at 4:42 PM