I’m sitting here all by myself in the living room listening to the rain fall all around me and checking the weather report every 2 minutes. Despite a brief respite yesterday, late in the afternoon into early evening, it’s been raining for what seems like forever. No one wants to go out, not even the dogs.
Fortunately I have a treadmill so I can get some morning exercise and get myself moving but if I don’t exactly love the treadmill, kids hate it. Did I mention that my niece and nephew are here? Well, they’ve been down south in Englewood for a few weeks and we’ve been so busy that we haven’t had time to head down so my sister-in-law was sweet enough to drive up here so we could all hang, out and then, rain.
When it rains for days and you have kids in the house, particularly kids on summer break as well as summer vacation, you have to get creative. MacGyver took my nephew out to the garage and they rummaged around until they found some parts interesting enough to construct a robot.
My sister-in-law and I took my niece shopping but even shopping gets boring after a while, (or you run out of money) and since we had already made a bazillion pieces of jewelry, we had to really put on our thinking caps.
One of the things you can do when it’s raining outside is to turn your coffee table into a coffin table.
Of course after a few days of rain everyone eventually runs out of ideas and patience but, like I said, last night we had a little break and somehow we managed to walk the dogs, take a little walk over to the peacock farm, and then circle around the park for a quick one mile walk. My nephew and I also managed to capture a few pokemon and restock our balls. Poke balls people, Poke balls!
Trust me though, even the peacocks are going stir crazy.
I woke up this morning hoping I could avoid the treadmill but then I heard the rain move in and so I checked the hour by hour forecast.
It’s going to be a very, very long day.
What do you do to entertain your kids when it’s raining? I need ideas.
Do you go to the treadmill when it’s raining outside?