Monday, February 18, 2013


Yesterday my boys needed something to do that didn't involve the computer or video games.  My answer is usually "clean your room" or "go outside and play".  Not surprisingly, they took me up on the "go outside and play" part.

What did surprise me is that the two older boys went out to the woods and built this shelter all by themselves.  They even started a little cooking fire (with permission) and were building a spit to roast a rabbit on, that they planned to snare.

I talked them out of the rabbit idea and instead talked them into hot dogs, pointing out that the spit stick would work nicely as a hotdog stick.  Not quite as mountain man-esque, but it worked.  They sat out in the woods, quietly lost in their own imaginations, until their fire died down.

On the other side of the house a "snow cottage" had been built by my younger two (with some help from Dad).  Not to be outdone, they packed sandwiches and ate in their shelter too until the cold took over and forced them all inside for a warm bath.
Though the computer and Wii win more often than I like, I love that I have kids that can entertain themselves this way.

Have a fun start to the week, everyone.


Kim said...

Such fun! Love it.

Michelle said...

We don't have Wii; the computer is only for school and work, not play; and TV is extremely limited here. That is why we live in the country! My son would have loved to have been a part of either adventure at your place. :-)

Valerianna said...

Fantastic! I remember making snow-caves on the side of our steep hill. We had a whole village during winter and played out there all day, until our fingers and toes froze. Wouldn't ever have thought of TV during the day back then, but here I am on a screen at almost noon. (to be fair, I'm home sick from work- to be honest, I'd be on it at work, too!)

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Thanks ladies! They had a great time. I'm so thankful that the weather has finally cooperated and was warm enough to enjoy the outdoor play. Those double-digits below zero days were starting to get to us all.

julochka said...

Awesome with a capital A. :-) i envy you your snow, we haven't had much this year and what we've had hasn't stuck around. :-(

Margie Oomen said...

fantastic outdoor winter play

HollyM said...

I love that there are still children who will play this way!


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