Rain does not usually bother me. In fact, I like the rain because it forces me to slow down and say, "hey, let's watch a movie!", rather than "hey, let's play volleyball, let's go on a hike, or even let's knock down some knotweed!". But I was quite disappointed when I pushed open the church doors this afternoon and saw that we were still engulfed in mist and fog. I really thought it was going to burn off by lunchtime. This is getting ridiculous!
As I was making lunch, my brain started sifting through our regular rainy day activities. A board game . . . nah! A movie . . . nah! Reading books in my bed . . . nah! After a month of rain, we have grown pretty tired of this list so I knew that not one of these activities was going to cut it today. I needed to be creative! I needed to be enthusiastic, and I needed to do it quickly. But alas, the ideas did not come. Just as I was about to concede defeat and submit to an afternoon filled with wrestling, teasing, and whining (the usual symptoms of cabin fever), I heard Elliot holler up from the basement:
"Mom! Do you want to play miniature golf?"
What?! Feeling intrigued by the ingenuity of this idea and curious as to what exactly Elliot meant, I quickly ran downstairs.
Turns out that as I was mourning the lack of sunshine and racking my soggy brain for ideas, my munchkins were busy transforming our basement into a mini-putt park:
|Station 1: Par 4|
|Station 2: Par 3|
|Station 3: Par 5|
It looks simple but you have to work your way through the movies and then put the ball into the box at the end which is slightly obscured from the surrounding movies.
|The final scores! |
|Note that mama was not allowed to take a picture of her head due to a "bad hair day". |
You gotta love 13 year old girls!
P.S. I have a firm belief in the power of prayer. Gramma Skov (Mama Skov to me and my sibs) is going through a really tough time right now and could use your prayers. Please send notes of love and encouragement to me via facebook, email, or comments at the end of this blog, and I will send them her way. Thanks!