Making an Adventure out of an Un-Adventure
Have you seen this article that's currently in circulation about how Norwegians keep up their spirits through the long, dark, polar winter? When I read this, it occurred to me: you could replace "polar winter" with "days that you're home-bound with your kid(s)" and have a compelling article about coping mechanisms for stay-at-home moms. If you've been reading this blog for long, you'll know that I am a huge advocate for getting out, exploring, and having as many adventures as possible outside of your normal routines. And yet there are some days it's simply not practical to get out due to sickness, an extreme case of the grumps, or just a long to-do list of stuff you need to do at home. So, rather than wallowing in the doldrums or the "Misery Olympics," as the article puts it (and as seems to be the current trend in playgrounds and mom blogs everywhere these days), what if we steeped a good strong cup of tea, pulled ourselves together a tiny bit, and made our own fun?