Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Silliness saves the day. (Not that it needed saving)
I took off on Monday and Tuesday this week to stay home with my kiddos. Since we would already be home, I invited two other kiddos to join us making a total of four children. We had a really awesome two days and it was helpful that the children who were with us, are very similar to my own in many ways--behaviors, ideals and level of weirdness.
Monday we stayed at our house all day. We did arts and crafts. The kids all made themselves flip flops out of foam art supplies and wore them for the rest of the day. I put the tent up in the yard and we hauled out sleeping bags and pillows. Several neighbors came over.
Tuesday we went out to Michael's and bought arts and craft supplies, to the library for a picnic lunch and books, and to Yo Mama for frozen yogurt treats. On the way home, I was starting to feel a little worn out, thinking 'an hour and a half until all the workers return...', kinda ready for the day to be over... We passed a sign for Tosa Fest and I pointed it out. The kids asked me what I was pointing at and I said, "Oh just a sign for this event. It's called Tosa Fest." Coen said "It's called Tosa Fest" in a mocking tone. I acted offended and they all laughed. Then suddenly he was singing "It's called Tosa Fest" in a strange tone of voice. Before I knew it, all four kids were singing along with him. They sang it over and over all the way from Wauwatosa to our house, into our garage and walking into the house. They sang it for like seven straight minutes. It was unbelievably ridiculous and made me laugh so hard, I cried. Also, it renewed my energy for the rest of the day..and into the night.
I love kids. Especially kids who know how to be silly.