Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wet, Gray, Lazy Days

Occasionally it is nice to get gray, rainy days in the middle of the summer. It is an excuse to put on long sleeved shirts and 'snuggle in.' I'm just thankful the storm held off until the night after Leif's birthday party. I awoke at 2 in the morning to the sound of the rain pounding on the roof.

We had an incredibly lazy day yesterday. Either I win the negligent housekeeper award or the funnest mom award, because the big boys had a sensational time building a fort in the front room with the couch cushions and anything else they could find. The jungle gym kept them busy for hours, while Leif had his morning nap and I read Uncle Tom's Cabin (which I have got to get finished before our book club meeting!).

I have wonderful childhood memories of building blanket forts with my sisters in our family room. (Although mom's memories are likely not as fond as ours.) Maybe that is why I get a big grin on my face watching the boys. (And, yes, they are jumping on the cushions...bad mom!)

We had a big clean-up session before lunch, and then Leif and Luke both had afternoon naps. Levi spent an hour in the bathtub (he seems to find it very relaxing) while listening to his newest Jim Weiss CD, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

I would have used Jennefer's great idea for our rainy day, but then I would have had to clean my floor. Nah. We'll save that for another day.

The sun peeked out this morning and the boys headed outside in their jammies and bare feet to find some mud puddles. (I know. Bad mom.)

What do you do on wet, gray, lazy days during the summer?


carole said...

We do a lot of the same things as you. (you're not a bad mom, by the way!) Today was gray and drizzly here and the boys built a fort in the playroom with the couch cushions. No splashing in puddles, though. What great memories you are making!

Barb said...

I wish we had some wet gray, days. It's hot and sweltering here, not a lick of rain. I just blogged myself about the necessity of encouraging fort-building mayhem in the house. Creativity abounds in chaos.

Trish said...

Oh, this brings back memories of us building forts in our living room. Once Mom let us transform each room of the house into a different store in order to play town! Great day, a true highlight. Were you there? I think it F and J (Irita's girls) that day.

You're a SWELL mom; can I come over and play too? :)

heather said...

What great fun!