Oct 17, 2009

I Don't Care If It's Below Zero...





The weather here in Ohio has quickly changed from pleasant to... intrusive. Trips to the backyard now require jackets and hats. And, in what I'm starting to notice is some sort of strange annual weather cycle, things will only get worse.

So what's a stay at home parent to do? Sanity was often maintained this summer by trekking over to the park or at least kicking it in the backyard rather than engaging in another battle royal in the family room. Those options are going to be off the table in a couple of months (or sooner). At the very least they'll require an hour and a half of searching for and suiting up shoes, socks, coats, hats and gloves. So how does one stave off cabin fever in the winter months with a house full of restless children?

2 comments:

the projectivist said...

you take them to those indoor play centres, the ones with the ball pools and massive climbing tunnels that look like giant hamster cages, and you let them go MAD!

James said...

Oh yeah. You mean those giant germ orgies. Riiiight. Only as a last resort.