Last night, before going to sleep, I tiptoed downstairs and set the kitchen table up with a huge piece of paper and a jar of colored pencils and markers. When the family straggled down in the morning, they found this:
Now, I will readily admit that I did not come up with this idea. I remembered Amanda over at SouleMama doing something similar, and I thought -- wow, what an inspired idea.
I am notoriously slow to wake up. Oh, sure, I might be downstairs, upright, drinking coffee, but I am not really and truly awake. And I thought this might be a great diversion to keep the kiddos engaged while I'm still going through re-entry. What I did not anticipate, however, is how much fun I would have, starting the day with a little silly creativity.
Oh and yeah, the kids liked it too. In fact, I have been instructed that this needs to be the new morning routine: "we start with art!" I can think of a lot worse ways to begin the day.