Often times I find myself caught up in the tasks of raising three very small boys. I reach the end of the day and wonder if I was truly intentional as a mom. Although I play with my boys hugging and kissing them many times a day I also am distracted by whoever is fussing, needing to eat or drink or changing one of the three adorable tushies still in diapers. This year I decided to challenge myself to plan 100 different activities to do with my boys. These can be small or big activities, but many of them involve items found around the house. I am looking forward to a year of focused play with my boys.
- Lots of pillows
- Chair to jump off of
My boys have a ton of energy, all the time! They also love to climb and jump off of things. One afternoon I decided to plan an activity that would let them do exactly that as well as burn off some extra energy.
I gathered up all the pillows in our house. The ones from the couch, our bed, the boys’ beds and any extra ones I could find. Then I made a huge pillow pile by a chair in our living room.
I didn’t even have to tell the boys what to do! They saw the pile and immediately climbed up the chair and jumped off!
And then they climbed back up…
And jumped off again! Giggling the entire time!
It was very rainy and stormy on this particular day so we couldn’t go outside. This was the perfect activity for them to use up all their extra energy!
Plus they loved every second of it!