|Cardboard box forts? The Boring Dad knows how to keep|
the kids happy on a budget and keep their creative juices
flowing. Check out his blog! The link is below.
Every morning when I get the babies out of bed, the first thing they ask for (before they even mention they are "Hungee!!!") is shoes and socks. They want to get ready to go outside. I've got a troupe of fun-lovin', sun-lovin' kiddos, and now that winter is gone, they want nothing more than to be running and laughing in the great outdoors, just as a kid should. But this is the rainy season, and from what I've heard, April 2011 has had record-breaking rainfall. Looking out my window now, I see an overcast sky threatening to drop rain at any moment. I ask myself, dare I risk taking the kids out when it could start raining in five minutes, and they would be even more upset at having to come back inside? Do I get dressed and put on shoes and socks, building anticipation, with the possibility of a giant letdown when the predicted rain falls? I'm already at my wit's end trying to cope with the fussing now, can I survive it if we amp it up a notch?
No, there must be a better way. A creative solution to the problem. Something fun... Well, The Boring Dad has lots of creative, low cost ways to entertain your cranky kids, and honestly, if he's boring I must be... mind-numbing? I don't know, something more boring than boring. Honestly, the Q-tip battle looks like it would be lots of fun, and I think that Daddy would enjoy setting up a Putt-Putt for the kids in the backyard. If it ever stops raining. Thanks, Boring Dad, for your innovative kid-time games!