The kids are on Spring Break this week. AND Dave has a big film conference at the end of the week. His conference is here in New York, but it is a stretch of LONG all-day events. So this week I am finding a little more on my plate than my usual, run-of-the-mill week.
Luckily, my kids can get pretty absorbed in their toys. For Easter we gave Isaac a Duplo farm set, which had him enamored for hours yesterday. Andrew’s been studying his chess book and has already hammered me a few times (punk). He’s also been making Super Mario card games and has made a lot of origami. For “quiet time” (no one naps around here anymore…but I still need some afternoon quiet), I set up play areas in the two bedrooms: the bucket of super hero toys and some new Super Pets books for Andrew, the basket of potato head pieces and bag of connectegons for Isaac. And yesterday, at least, it worked like a charm. I got a LOT of work done. And the boys were happy and engaged.
This used to be my regular routine. I used to write with kids home playing all of the time. But now that we are used to structure of the school day, it feels soooo different to be trying it out again.
Here’s hoping this rhythm works out all week. :)
I made these mini doughnuts for breakfast on Easter morning. They were as easy as muffins! Thanks to the pans my pal, Tara gave me last Christmas. And they were delicious! Thanks Tara!