TV! Outside! Things! Things We Do!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed from the last few posts but I’m battling the boredom I’m experiencing as much as I can. I’m trying to get us doing things instead of sitting in the house staring at each other and our blank walls all day.

But sometimes after entertaining them from sun up to sun down for weeks on end I get desperate and since we got rid of cable ages ago I might snap and spend $40 on DVDs because for the love of everything holy if I have to listen to a child talk/whine/cry/scream/breathe for one more second I will have to just die a spiritual death of deadness.
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We have a weird variety of movies for the kids. Everything from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies to Rugrats and Elmo to the original Spiderman series to An Americal Tale… just whatever. The kids love movies. They haven’t met a movie they didn’t love.
They were watching Elmo’s World here. It was Ember’s turn to pick a movie. (haha, no she doesn’t actually watch movies. Well, for five or ten seconds. I think her record was like 30 seconds)
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Look at that Elmo, mommy, how funny is he?
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Ok, I’m done. I need no more of this giant box, singing puppets or no.
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So yeah, sometimes they watch a movie. But mostly they don’t. Mostly they want me to entertain them. Like I’m some kind of magical clown put on this planet for the sole purpose of entertaining them.
Today’s entertainment was a plastic swimming pool filled with water and toys and lunch on the patio.
It started with chips and salsa.
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Ember spent much of the time right there in my lap.
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Not to leave Payson out.
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Uh oh.
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Someone’s thirsty. No worries, she’ll help herself.
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These water guns were a HUGE hit. Payson and I had a long water fight with them. We both laughed a whole lot.
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I eventually gave mine to Ember. Because it was actually for her in the first place. She was SO cute trying to play along. She had no idea of how to pull the trigger so she stood there shaking it towards Payson and opening and closing her mouth with effort. Hard to describe but it was adorable.
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Ember’s obsessed with feeding me her food. She always starts off offering me a little bite and I take it to be nice but then she keeps offering all of her food to me. No thanks baby, you eat it.
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All those water spots on my tank top were from Payson’s water gun. haha
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So to distract her I asked for kisses.
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Not distracted, more food mom!
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Um, how about eskimo kisses instead?
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And then she wanted to nurse again so yeah.

Payson blew lots of bubbles. He was blowing his most of the afternoon but then I let him use Ember’s as well.
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We came inside and I told Payson to close his eyes. He did and I stuck a spiderman tattoo on his arm with a wet rag over the top. He opened his eyes and said, “What are you doing to me?” I laughed and said you’ll see! When I took off the cloth and he caught sight of the spiderman tattoo his eyes were huge and he was speechless for several seconds (that NEVER happens). He was flipping out excited! He asked me to “picture it” for him.
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This is what he calls his spiderman face. Because he thinks it’s all tough guy expression I guess. haha
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