You know that Carpenters song, don't you? I woke up this morning with it in my head. I thought it was random at first--why was my subconscious channeling Karen Carpenter when, hello, everyone knows my favorite band from that era is Air Supply?--and then I realized it was indeed rainy today. And Monday. Meh.
Nothing strikes cold dread into the heart of a mother quite like the prospect of entertaining children indoors on a rainy day. Especially when those children have been promised a day at the pool. Ah, well, there are worse things in life. Like arriving an hour late to your own wedding. Or having intestinal problems on a class field trip. (Neither of which has actually happened to me. I don't know where you got that idea.)
So to Mother Nature's challenge I say, "Bring it on." After all, to quote another 70s-80s music legend, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!" (Seriously, you have to click that link. If you don't, you're missing what is either the cast of "The Jewel of the Nile" or 3 uncanny look-alikes singing backup for Billy Ocean. All in white tuxedos. Priceless.)
So without further ado...our impromptu rainy day entertainment...a play store where apparently our motto is "No Shoes, No Pants--No Problem!":
Nothing like getting creative with ordinary household items--in this case, a cardboard box (serendipitously "L"-shaped, making it ideal as a check stand), kitchen towels, and some packing tape. Oh, and don't forget the all-important play money, available for download here. (Word to the wise, get it laminated.)
Meanwhile, in totally unrelated news, I miss K. We've barely seen him lately as he's on a deadline at work and putting in a lot of extra hours. So. In the spirit of getting creative...I'm off to bake K's favorite cookies in the hopes of summoning him to me with my (barely mediocre) culinary skills. Hey, it worked in college...