Allie is so much like me that it's frightening at times. Her latest phase is complaining of boredom, which translates into her wanting to lounge on the couch, enjoying endless episodes of Jake and whatever else the Disney channel has to offer. Before children and a 100 year old house that needed to be ripped out and redone, I enjoyed many an afternoon on the couch watching television or mornings in bed reading a book. We try to limit how much TV the girls watch because we don't think it's necessary for it to be on all the time. Some days, the girls don't even ask to watch it and other days, they watch too much. It all evens out.
Last weekend, Emily and Anna went out with Rich to run errands. Within five minutes, Allie missed her sisters. There was nothing to do without them around. I told her that she could go outside and rake leaves. When my children complain of boredom, I tell them how my parents would bundle us up, throw us outside with a couple of rakes and we had to clean up the yard. Kids these days don't know how easy they have it.
The girls had been playing "birthday party" with their buddies so I suggested a game of Pin The Tail On The Donkey. The creative wheels immediately began to spin. Without any assistance or further suggestions from me, she drew a donkey and taped it to the wall. She used a doll scarf to cover her buddies' eyes and made the tails for them to pin on.
When Emily arrived home, she made a version for her buddies.
I love how she is closing her eyes as she helps Rapunzel Minnie.
Oh, by the way, I trimmed Emily's and Allie's hair a few weeks ago and apparently, it was so traumatic that I've been told that I am not allowed to cut their hair EVER again. I did cut an extra inch off of Emily's hair by mistake and it was a bit crooked but I fixed it. Lesson learned.