I have to be up front with you today: I'm not a good Mom*.
You know, like all those moms on Pinterest. The ones who make Mater out of Peanut Butter sandwhiches and rainbow cakes and daily handprint artwork.
So attempts to not let the boy's brains rot away into the land of whatever-stay-at-home-moms-did-before-Pinterest, we got inspired to be a little more crafty and stocked up on supplies at Michael's to have on hand.
These capsules that turn into animals were a huge hit.
Look how patiently he waited for them to grow.
We bought a big pack of bubbles to keep us busy in the backyard. Cullen is so proud that he can do it himself now (he can't).
Bennett got crafty in his own right by avoiding putting his knees down on the concrete.
He since he doesn't have the motor skills to paint yet, he plays with kitchen utensils and empties our cabinets.
Also not craft, but it is a wild turkey in a tree in my backyard. Bet you didn't see that coming.
I love chubby baby feet (also unrelated to be a quality Pinterest Mom, but it was in the same picture folder and I realized I hadn't shared this shot yet).
Yesterday, we made a St Patty's Day Rice Krispy Treat.
And one morning we created 'Cullen Town' out of cardboard on the stairs. Cullen picked the things that go in his town: Target, the Toy Store, a car wash, the grocery store, the playground. We clearly don't get out
Although later, we did add the beach and the library (and that about sums it up).
Or the ever popular, take all the clean clothes out of the laundry basket so we can play in it.
I think that they will survive childhood just fine.
*Disclaimer: my motherhood is not actually threatened by Pinterest. But I do appreciate the inspiration to be a little more creative with the boys.
My motherhood is threatened by the pre-school moms who make better snack than I do.