Having two six-year-olds was fun this summer. I have taken the boys to every patch of woods, every river bed, every swamp and every nature trail my city has to offer. Since we love the outdoors, we’ve had a blast discovering great colored rocks, weird bugs and different markings left by animals. Odd that I used to find fun in the mall but now find it in the swamp! My how things have changed!
All of this was great until it was laundry time. Dum, dum duuuummm.... Laundry, well, it's laundry. But now it's laundry from the woods, from the swamps and from the rivers. Yuck!
The only saving grace is I have decided to switch my perspective from dread and procrastination to wonder and curiosity. My way of making it fun comes from playing a game called "What's in their pockets." Because if I didn't find fun in this, it would make me insane. For eons, little boys (and probably little girls) have been putting things in their pockets. I mentioned the rock collection in a previous post.
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Here is the rock collection today.
The larger collection now belongs to both boys since they found my present to Zeke in the laundry room. When they found it and I explained what it was, they both squealed with delight and thanked me politely. Then they grabbed the vase and proceeded to dump the rocks out, cracking the vase in the process. Oops! Oh well, it was from the dollar store anyway. They sorted them by color and decided to add the ones that Rocco had recently collected. Apparently, bigger is better than a sappy gift from your mother when you’re six.
They have now decided they needed a bigger container. Thus, THE NEW, ULTIMATE ROCK COLLECTION!!! THE BIGGEST ROCK COLLECTION THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!!! Or at least that's what they called it once it was all mixed together.
Back to laundry. After a trip up north. I was a little excited to play my new laundry game. I thought I would share what only two loads produced:
It is so funny how a boy will stick a dead leaf in his pocket... Not sure where one of them picked up that gold coin from Italy... HEY! There's the green ninja helmet! ... Boys!
Well, there concludes another game of "What's in their pockets.”
I’m grateful to see only have nerf bullets and ninja hats instead of girls' phone numbers and car keys. At least for a while longer!
On a side note, I just found out about this little cutey today! He wrote a book and published it about having the first day of school jitters. He said if he had 100 pockets he could put all of his favorite things inside them to help him conquer his fears! How cute is that? He is 10. If you want to buy one you can visit his Facebook Page called If I had 100 pockets. So cute! I think I need to meet this kid!