February-it’s SOOO boring! I told the boys the other day, attempting to make the month of ‘bored-out-of-our-brains a little better’, “It’s February, the month of love!” And one of them said, “Eewwww that makes it worse!”
Seriously, February, in the winter, with a bunch of boys, is enough to make any mom go bonkers. I usually am worn down by now. I don’t think twice about walking past a boy hurling himself off the arm of a chair (my good chair!) to slam dunk. One day years ago I let them take the sleds down the stairs-they had so much fun landing in a nest of blankets. A few nights ago, Andrew found an old kitchen timer and set it up to see how fast he could run relays back and forth down the hallway-it was right before bedtime and I figured he hadn’t met his entire energy expenditure of the day and had a few extra bursts to get out of his system.
We (I!) am looking forward to more light in the evening, warmer temperatures and being able to send everyone outside for long lengths of time.