Monday, February 09, 2009

What to do when you are stuck at home with 3 kids on a school day

So, we've had some sickness in the house lately. No fun. Kids home from school, runny noses, coughs, high fevers, missed church two Sundays in a row. No fun. Well, missing church ain't too bad...j/k :) I have to admit I'm getting a little bit of cabin fever here. To keep busy, I've tried to entertain the best I can. . .

We've watched movies, tv, and infomercials....oh, how I love Qubo's infomercials(said sarcastically). Ella is always telling me things I HAVE to HAVE. Qubo is evil. They intermix childrens cartoons with very convincing infomercials all morning long.
Cali tried her hand at some finger painting. . .

"Ewww! Yuck!"is what she kept saying.

And not all of it stayed on the paper. . .but I didn't mind because, seriously, look at this face! :) Oh, and not only did it get on her cheeks, she kept sneaking little tastes....good thing its non-toxic.

The older kids have played with their Moon Sand from Santa. Here is Aubrey packing it in.

And Ella dropping a pile in her lap.Other activities have included:

  • making Valentine's using glitter. Now we have very sparkly floors.
  • bubble baths(One of which wasn't for fun. It was to bring down Aubrey's 104 fever. Scary!)
  • missing Daddy. He has just had a million meetings for church lately. And on top of that, school work. Poor Daddy. Poor us. We love that guy. :)
  • reading lots and lots of books with Mommy making up silly endings. Aubrey LOVES it. Ella gets mad at me and says sternly, "Mom, stop being silly! Read it right!" When she tells me that I just say, "Okay. I'll be serious from now on. No more fun." And then I am serious and boring until she begs me to be silly again:) Serious Mom just isn't as fun!
  • manicures.
  • eating chocolate. Because chocolate just makes you feel better!

Hopefully everyone gets better soon. Until then chocolate, silly stories, crafts, and infomercials non-stop!

11 comments:

Tara D said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, minus the kids being sick. I just love the look on Cali girl in that first photo. Get well soon!!!

::Jan:: said...

I say your silly too. I love it. Hope they all get better.

Jan said...

You're such a fun mama -- silly, serious, whatever. I love how you keep those girls busy.

Hope you all get well ASAP!

Sarah said...

sorry everyone is so sick! sounds like you've been creative about keeping everyone entertained! it looks like this bug is being passed around everywhere - i've heard of a lot of people with it. hope everyone gets better soon, and let me know if you guys need anything!

ACDC2005 said...

I wish taking care of a sick husband was as fun as that looks! I am getting cabin fever too though!

Patty said...

It sounds like you made "lemonade" out of lemons! Sounds like you had a fun day!!

Anayansi said...

sorry about everyone being sick. it seems to be going around big time.

good luck with the kids at home.

Chrystina said...

You handled it well! What a pro mom you are! Hope it turns quickly and everyone is better soon. Sorry the temps were so scary!

-Melissa- said...

sorry everyone is sick. you are one fun mama. you have some great ideas to keep everyone busy. hope everyone starts feeling better soon. let me know if you need anything.

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

Brig and Savy have been icky too! I guess it's the crazy weather changes. I wish I could come over to your house when I don't feel good, I know a little taste of finger paint a bubble bath and a silly story would make me feel so much better! Hope everyone gets feeling better soon!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Sorry to hear everyone's been sick. Nice to see you all tried to make the best of it all. It all sounds like fun and good thing for great activities.