On Wednesdays we usually go to the library for a little midweek out of the house fun. We definitely need to go today because we have a movie due and the children's area has been closed a couple of weeks. When we got there the kids picked a table and were on their way. Both kids go back and forth between the early reader books and the movies. For some reason those are usually the only areas they venture, I try to get them to look in other areas but it doesn't work. After picking out their books and movies they grabbed their library cards and each checked out on their own. There is a nice little area where the kids can play with puzzles, puppet theater, and other educational things. This is where the kids spent some time before we had to leave. They took most of the animal puppets and set them around the shelfs of the puppet theater. I think they may have done one show, but mostly they were looking to see what animals they can identify. While they were playing I walked aimlessly around the children's area to see if I could find anything useful that the kids will actually use. Most the time I get something for the kids to use that I think is cool they think otherwise or we just don't use it.
After the library we were going to go to he mall to play but I was starving! I talked the kids into going to McDonalds instead. They didn't really mind since I told them we would go to one that we don't usually go to. Since it is mid winter break for the public schools it was a little busy, not too bad though since it was a little past lunch time. The kids had a lot of fun playing and while they were playing there was no arguing! There was a little complaining that the other kids weren't sharing the basketball and video game. I could have gotten a lot of reading done if I could read with so many distractions. I probably could have at least taken in a book I got at the library, but who expects to be at McDonalds playing for 2, yes 2, hours.
Today was a good day out!
For the evening P played Wii Sports. D helped me do some shoveling in the yard and played in the snow. I then had some free time because my husband made dinner tonight. With my free time I played Gator Golf and Cooties with D. The kids ended the night playing Jump Start Pet Rescue on the Wii.
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