Did I mention bored?
Yesterday, I bought hardware to finally install our hammock. It's been in the garage since we moved. Three years in the garage with creatures that nibbled the stuffing out of the pillow. I should have taken that as a sign. The hammock was hardly installed as three eager kids jumped onto it. Almost all of the ropes holding it to the tree snapped. The kids went flopping to the ground and we stood there awestruck at what just happened. It would have been funny if it wouldn't have been so sad.
My big fun plan for the morning was gone.
On top of it all, today is rainy.
I am trying to get ready for school to start. I was hoping without all five kiddos I would be living in a world of ease. To-do lists galore...check, check, check.
I have a million things to do, but the three sets of puppy dog eyes work their magic.
Ten minutes on Pinterest. Three hours later, it is two o-clock and I am still in my pjs. Painter's tape, poster paint, and some paper. Every step did require my help. I also had to explain several times that just painting over the tape would result in a big sheet of white paper. They turned out cute, and I thought that after giving undivided attention to the crafting session they would run to the basement to play with the cushion fort.
Finally, we drew. We drew and drew. We wrote stories and poetry. We applauded each others efforts.
My check lists remain unchecked. I am not ready for school to begin next week. But this cruise director made the most of a dreary, boring, lonely day and got nothing done. Perhaps you might like to spend a day doing absolutely nothing just like us!