Monday, June 28, 2010

Imagination Monday

Now that it's Monday and Owen's back at work our vacation is officially over and I'm struggling to figure out what to do with my first day back at home. There is so much to do. Laundry. Gardening. Writing. Office work. The kitchen counter is covered with vacation stuff, the dogs need a walk, I need to get to the bike shop and still haven't made my bed or put away my suitcase.

Rose at her post

Rose and Ryan, however, are having no trouble figuring out what to do this morning. They have turned our house into a Nerf Gun war zone. They've turned gates into barriers, blankets into bunkers, and are running around wearing safety glasses we purchased yesterday at Menards and are yelling things like, "temporary truce!", "no fire!" and "start!", while they shoot Nerf bullets at each other. I'm not a huge fan of shooting Nerf guns but I will say this, the kids are using their imaginations (perhaps somewhat in response to seeing the Northfield Arts Guild production of The Phantom Tollbooth yesterday, a play based on the book in which a bored young Milo learns to use his imagination and has great adventures.), they are not picking on each other and they're having a good time. Plus, they haven't turned on the TV all morning. They haven't said they are bored and haven't turned  on any sort of electronic game device. They may be making a mess of the already messy house but, you know what? they are having a great time and I'm okay with that. And I think I may just join in on the fun.

Ryan is ready for action

3 comments:

Loving the Bike said...

Great to see your kids having fun without technology. We've been making an effort to do this as well. It is so much easier to stay connected and bond as a family when we aren't all off doing our own thing. Thanks for the reminder....we'll do it again soon.



Darryl

bikerly said...

Retreat! Retreat!

Myrna CG Mibus said...

We had a fun day - did some errands and we were all silly while doing them. Crazy singing in the car. Then once the kids got back home they were back at their Nerf gun fight. Probably spent a couple of hours playing with them today. I think Darryl's post about Time (www.lovingthebike.com) helped me get in the right frame of mind to enjoy the day. Thanks!