Max recently asked Ronnie if we had to work the next day, which would be Saturday. Ronnie told him no – we all get to spend the day together on Saturday.
Max gave an exasperated sigh. “When you don’t have to go to work, all you do is work anyway. And it’s no fun. And it’s BORING!”
We thought about it, and the truth is we usually do have some kind of project going on the weekends. So this Saturday, we made it a point not to do anything productive. I had a few activities lined up for the kids.
First, we painted. Kendra was especially wanting to paint after I brought a painting home that I did the other night at a friend’s house. She wanted to paint a beach sunset just like I did. So we spread all our supplies out on the living room floor (it’s over 100 degrees outside!) and we painted.
Then, after lunch, I told them to put their swim suits on for a surprise. I remember doing this when I was a kid. It was one of my favorite things to do. I put the water sprinkler under the trampoline and let them jump and play in their swim suits. They had a blast!
Since we spent the day at home, I took the opportunity to get a few pictures around the yard too.
After naps, we went to a Fourth of July cook-out at Grandmom’s house. It was the perfect finish to a great day.
At their house, we caught 150 lightning bugs to take home to Max’s frogs.
Overall, I’d say it was a pretty good Saturday. But, more importantly, the kiddos thought it was!