Friday, August 21, 2009

Creative Mom

When Moms are not feeling well, they MUST be creative to survive the ordeal. I knew that today I would have both of my kids and my husband would be returning to work. I had a plan in my brain from early this morning:

Turn the office into a playroom with non-stop movies, snacks and games! I could lounge on the couch while Siah and Mae played. They had their choices: books. dinosaurs, TMNT, dollies, coloring, kitchen set. I had a constant stream of movies. This isn't optimal but it's a necessary evil when your back feels like you're 85. I could perch on the couch and read my book. I could also easily lock them into the room and without too much muster interact with them.

I cleaned up the office and put all the toys in here. Then I made a big deal about the "cool play room!!" It's worked so far today. Josiah is sleeping and Mae is playing happily with her doll (who Josiah aptly named "Dolly"). I have about an hour and a half until Cameron gets home. I'm pretty proud of my "Mom-Prowess" it won out today! There were no major melt downs, messes or upsets. I'm really proud of my kids. They adapted to the situation and acted like the humans that I'm raising them to be. :)

Here's a few pictures of the "Play room":

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="Before the kids came in. I was proud! It's like Christmas morning!"]Before the kids came in. I was proud! Its like Christmas morning![/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="Playing! Mae had found a Capri Sun. She was in heaven."]Playing! Mae had found a Capri Sun. She was in heaven.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="453" caption="Josiah dances to the music!"]Josiah dances to the music![/caption]

P.S. I just thought you might want to see Nadine-cat:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="453" caption="Despite her ticked-off look, she's so grateful to be safe and have a full belly. She's a love."]Despite her ticked-off look, shes so grateful to be safe and have a full belly. Shes a love.[/caption]

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