Monday, October 10, 2011

Playtime is Together Time

The other day I caught myself in a frustrated moment say to myself, "Sometimes I wish my children wouldn't pretend so much." I don't remember the situation, but when it is meal time, clean-up time, etc. sometimes I wish they would come back to reality and do the appropriate tasks... And yet, another side of me thinks it is so amazing that my children have such great minds that they can create so many things and have fun together.

David has saved this clay since a project he did last school year and has had so much fun creating many fun things. Rebecca joined him in the fun yesterday, and this is just one example of the fun things. They created "brains" (I guess along the Halloween theme), monsters, planes, a nest, and a shell. (you can see another creation on this post)

I love the eggs the snake is guarding.

Every now and then we get to pull out games and play together. I wish we could do this more often, but the littlest one tends to crawl over and tear the game up... I am sure we will have lots more time for fun in the future. I think Rebecca won this game! Way to go!

My times we take turns gathering and playing in Benjamin's fun room. He can create so many fun things with these tracks! Thanks to Grandma and others we have built up quite the collection!

There was a spot of soil that became exposed after many rainstorms, and what do you think happens? The children turn it into a fun place. Our area doesn't have dirt either. If you expose the dirt you see it is all sand! So we live in a giant sand box.

As I was looking at the school calendar this morning, I got excited seeing Christmas break coming, and Spring break in a few months, and ultimately Summer break. I love these times when we can be together and make memories.

Family is everything.


Karen said...

I'm always telling Ethan that cleanup time isn't play time, too! It can be frustrating. As I say it, though, I know that I should just let him make the toys into planes flying into the box. Ethan is really enjoying games, lately. It's a fun stage!

Clark Siler said...

Fun, fun, fun!

ladybug143 said...

Looks like some great fun! I am glad things are going well for you guys. My little sisters Carissa just moved to FL too.

Rockin' Rowes said...

Wow! Lots of fun!