Originally Posted by Fairy4tmama
orangefoot- thanks for your post about offering challenges the more I think about your post the more it resonates with me, while the boys get what seems like plenty of physical activity its not always challenging (for them anyway
: ). I am going to replase the phrases "please stop wrestling/running in the house/jumping on the furnature" with "hey how about we <insert physical challenge>". Its gotta work better then please stop wrestling/running in the house/jumping on the furnature
Yes, I can totally use this advise, too. When I am trying to think, or get something done (that really needs to be done, like cooking for hungry kids) and they wrestle, jump off the couch, etc. It can drive me batty (especially when the baby is playing on the floor
: )... They can jump on their beds all they want--do whatever they want in their rooms, or in the sun room--but their favorite is the couch...
And the explosion noises! There are constantly bombs going off in our living room, car crashes, and jet engines... arg.
We live in a dense, urban place--we don't have a yard
: ... so when they play outside it is in the front, supervised, or at the park around the corner... there is really no place (outside) for them to freak out without me watching or walking with them to the park. We probably won't be able to move for at least 6 months, and it just breaks my heart... But we do get out everyday or swim... but it really makes me feel bad that they don't have their own yard, ykim?