Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm Bored

I'm bored is something I heard more than once yesterday.  Sunny CA was not sunny, and it will not be sunny for the week.  We haven't needed an ark yet, but we are on alert.  I think if I start seeing animals in pairs I am running for higher ground.

When I was a kid, I loved the rain.  I remember playing in it.  Chasing rainbows, and splashing in puddles.  But this was heavy duty rain.  The kind where you do stay inside and watch it come down.  And down.

That is rain...not snow.  The blue blobs on the left are the "rock wall" on the play structure.  It was dark and gloomy all day.  Ryan wanted to go outside.  I told him no.  He promised he would come back in.  I tried so hard not to laugh.  I almost let him, just to see how fast he would come a running!

So what do you do when you are bored and cooped up all day...oh and remember it is a holiday so there is no school..and apparently no mail....hey...why not play the play the mail game.  How do you play?  Well....

First grab some pen and paper.  Then start writing letters...to each other.

Letters can be whatever you want.  Ryan drew pictures...all were of maps...to people's houses.  After you are done with your letters, or maps you call for the "mailman."

The letters are collected and put in the appropriate person's mail box.  Then you all take turns reading your letters.  It's a fun and silly game.  And it kept us busy.   Today it is back to reality.  School.  Rain or shine.

Picture of the Day

This is my patio...can you see the leaf floating there?


Ms. Wanda said...

Hi there:) I should have read this yesterday:) I actually made my kids do the unthinkable read!!! They found tree's to climb and read their books in the tree's, kids!!! I love your idea will try that on President's Day!

Have a great day:)
Ms. Wanda

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I think it's great you played a game with them. I put my kids in front of a jillion movies on days like that.

Emmy said...

Wow! Looks like you got more rain that we did... though we did get a lot, our backyard was mostly one big puddle. I am going to hurry to the store this morning in between the rain.

That looks like a fun game.

mormonhermitmom said...

We had rain last night. We could hear it on the roof. I thought it had to be cold enough for snow, but rain is okay.

Holly said...

Rain, rain go away! I say NOW!

I like the mail game...I admit...bad mommy moment here...Wii! Don't report me!

Rachel Sue said...

My favorite thing to do when I lived in CA when it rained was play in it!

Christina Lee said...

Well that's great!! My son likes to make maps too!

KK said...

Love your mail game! What a great entertaining and educational pasttime!