Rainy days have officially begun. That means that we will be spending more time indoors, and it also means that I have to get a little bit more creative in how I spend time with the kids.
In this post, I figured I would share 5 things you could do on a rainy day. I like to do these things, not just for myself, but with the kids too.
Finish that craft that you have been wanting to work on…
When the kids went back to school, I picked up a few things for myself during my #BackToSchoolWithNBS shopping event. I always sneak in a few things for myself while I’m shopping for the school requirements.
I have been wanting to play around with my chalkboard paint for some time now.
One of the things I wanted to try making was this DIY Clipboard with the bottle of chalkboard paint, that I bought, when I went back to NY last year.
Part of getting the three big kids back in school this year means that I have a little bit of time to craft. I will use this chalkboard paint I brought from my last trip to New York and this clip board I picked from my#BackToSchoolWithNBS haul to make a little chalkboard for Gellibean and our new adventure. • • • • #crafty #crafts #crafternoonsph #crafter #nationalbookstore #backtoschool #fun #artsy #art #craft #school #nbsalert #national
Start that craft with the kiddo that you have been putting off.
So, we just moved recently, and I realized when I was cleaning up Gelli’s room and her toys, that we have a ton of broken crayons. I was inspired by my friend Nikki to make something with Gelli so that she could use these crayons with her occupational therapist in her next session.
Read a book.
Gosh. I have been trying to be more conscious with how I spend my time. I used to be able to read books all the time. I have my precious collection of books, not just for me, but also for the kids.
But if I am honest with myself, I know I could probably make more time to read. If I take stock of how much time I put into social media, I bet I could probably shave at least 30 minutes a day to sit with a book that would bring me joy.
Watch a movie.
Here are 5 of my favorite movies/series about special needs that I want to dive into this rainy season:
- Where Hope Grows
- Temple Grandin
- I am Sam
And hopefully, while I’m watching my movies and series on Netflix, Gelli can keep herself busy with these little legos that Netflix sent over.
And if Diego would like to collect on any of the certificates or “Rain Cheques” from our booklet of ideas, I would be happy to do some of those things with him too.
Take a bath.
Obviously, this is not something I can indulge in while all the kids are home during the day. This is an activity that I can take the time for when everyone is already in bed. The dishes are done. Lunches are planned for the next day. And everyone else has gotten what they need from me.
Do you think if I can steal away for a bath on a regular basis that I will also find my “Zen” on a regular basis, too?
This is a mother’s life. Making sure everything else is done before I can sit in the bath. Maybe even with a glass of wine? Or if I have a little bit more time, perhaps read a book?
AH, so do rainy days mean slower days?
If I could only figure out how to SLOW DOWN the DAYS just a little bit?
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