|Little hands working hard|
|Another day of beading|
I can't tell you how much easier and better this has made our lives. Anna adores all of the neighborhood kids and they are so sweet and polite - I love that they accept her as one of the group. Last night, Anna was jumping on the trampoline with them and the parents even fed her pizza for dinner. Uri and I took advantage of the occasion and ate a nice dinner alone together in the backyard. Free date night! I like that it's reciprocal - sometimes the kids are all over here and then the pack runs off to another house and I get a break. But even when they are all here - it's so much easier than when Anna is here with me alone. She gets so much out of their companionship and they all keep each other entertained. They look out for one another too - always keeping track of where each one is.
So I have a question for you - what are some other activities I can keep around the house for the kids to do? They love the water table, chalk on the cement, and bead art. What else could be fun? I don't know if 10 year olds are over color books and crayons? I bought a pack of jars of bubbles - haven't taken that out yet. Have any of you done any successful crafts with a varied age group?