Friday, February 22, 2008

3...2...1..We Have Lift Off!

Someday we'll have a backyard fence and a swing set. Someday my children will be old enough to go play outside without my supervision. Someday. For now, it's cold, they're young, and there isn't a whole lot to do outside.

Enter the couch.

This activity is called "doing tricks" and it keeps them busy for whole minutes on end. When we had our big sectional sofa at the dorm the whole process was much easier because two sides of the arena were surrounded by couch. However, it works with one after Mommy rounds up every cushion, pillow and blanket in the house and arranges them just right.

We put on what Mim calls "fast, dancin' music" and the little guys have a ball. I feel a bit too big for energetic jumping on our secondhand couch, so I dance like the fool that I am on the rug instead. We have fun, and my children are too young to remember how silly I looked.

I hope.


aftergrace said...

Wow! This sure brings back memories, we used to do the exact same thing when Alli, and Ren were little. Hey, it's alot of fun to get silly. You all have too much fun at your place! :)

Tina said...

Ha! Any time we have young guests, Joe does "tricks" too. Except he's 30 years old, more than twice your size, and our sofa ISN'T secondhand! However, to his credit, nothing has ever been broken (bones or glass) during playtime, so I guess I really can't complain.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry about them thinking you look silly...what they WILL remember is that their mommy played with them and they had a blast! That memory I hope does stick! :)
Michelle :)