My mom, my brother, and his three kids are coming (from Chicago) to visit us in June.
We haven’t had this many overnight guests since, well, never.
But here’s my question: What do I do with kids? They range in ages from 4 to 12. My brother is just a tiny bit older. 🙂
I have to hand it to him, he’s only down here for the kids. His middle child has been begging him to let her visit the crazy aunt and uncle with the farm. Obviously, she’s daddy’s girl because I know my brother wouldn’t be caught dead out of doors.
He’s a gymnastics instructor of all things, so he’s athletic, as long as it’s indoors.
I’m hoping kids haven’t changed much and they’ll make their own fun. I just have to warn them about the rambunctious pig and the even more dysfunctional dogs. Iko actually likes kids, but he doesn’t realize he’s 111 pounds of dog.
The last time I had kids in this house my friend’s two girls chased Iko around the house, and then he returned the favor and chased them. It was the first time I ever saw him sleep so soundly at night. Those girls tired him out.
I need to keep my mom busy too. She’ll be staying for an extended visit.
It’s a shame it’ll be so hot in June. She loves gardening. We might be harvesting some vegetables, but I’m done planting until fall.
What do you think? Any suggestions for kids from 4 to 84 that can be done indoors during the heat of the day? I might be able to entertain the older kids, but I don’t know about the four year old. I’m told he’s a hellion. Fortunately, he listens to dad. He definitely won’t want to answer to the Aunt. I’m the mean one. Ha!
What do little kids like to do nowadays? Do you think the novelty of a farm will be enough for a few days?
Update after the storm: During the storm we had the lights flicker. The day AFTER the storm, we lost power completely. We’re back up, but now I’m hustling to make sure phones, laptops, and Ipads are charged in case we lose power again.
Hey, whaddya know? It’s May. How did that come up so quickly? Any plans for the month of May?