The boys had stopped whining. Snacks were not requested. They were quietly coloring within inches of each other. It was magical. I didn’t even want to put down the camera to wipe the snot running freely between Cooper’s nose and his mouth.
If you want a little context, the first 20 seconds was me slowly shaking my head and giving Cooper the Mom-stare every time he tried to give the pencil a nibble. We’re going to have to watch this guy.
Rules of the game:
No winding lines of gift-starved children and impatient parents.
No perceived abandonment in a stranger’s lap.
Shark cage optional
Just hand over the candy canes and we can be friends. From afar.
As we transition from the all-day sun and warmth of summer into the questionable conditions for fall, you have to get a little creative with what time and materials you have at your disposal to create the perfect backyard playland. All design and building credits go to Mike.