Thursday, November 3, 2011

An effort to be more hands on: Update

In an effort to be more hands on, I flipped through a copy of playground games just before going downstairs with the children and actually organized a couple of games with them. We played jump in and jump out, and sliding upside down on the slide.

Its a little hard to pull off jumping when your pants are a couple of sizes loose, but thats another tale.

Swati has started a blog, aptly named Finding myself. Congratulations Swati and welcome to the club.

And then I climbed up the slide after Sophia who was apparently exploring Pride Rock, and Banged by knee square on the playground steps. Ouch.

It took a while for the pain to subside and then it came back when I began to walk again.

Double ouch.

So I had to sit for a while with Sapna's patti while the girls and Sapna did whatever kids do in the playground. I am positive that it involved lions and hyenas and dramatizations, but I was in too much of a hazy pain to care.

It began to rain and we returned home. Then the girls wanted to continue their play. In the bedroom. They convinced husband make a big pride rock by inclining the king size mattress (evidently, the stack of pillows was not tall enough) and they scaled the pride rock wall and jumped down from it. Imaging two girls standing on top of a four foot contraption with a baby lion in their hands - thats baby kiara for you.

Today's hands on activity if building forts. Does uprooting the bed into a Pride rock structure count ?Because any other fort that we make is definitely going to fall short. More tomorrow. 


1 comment:

  1. I think your 'fort' counts :) hehe. As long as you guys played, that's all that matters! And I love that they climbed it!!


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