• Spraying out Fires

    “Spraying out Fires” is still one of my favorite quick and easy games when chaos is pending. I’ll quickly mark up the fence with red chalk (any color chalk) and pull out two spray bottles with water. “Quick, firemen, I need…

  • Special Collection

    Earlier this week Luke told me, “I want to start a collection. Shells and other stuff.” So after school, we went down to the beach to gather some things to kick off his collection. Understanding how important this box was to…

  • Candle Game

    “Candle Game” is a fun one to practice Executive Function skills. Impulse control is just one of those amazing skills that come in handy in life and takes practice (lots of practice). The game is very simple: I light a candle…

  • Build with me, Mom!

    “Build with me, Mom!” Luke did most of the planning and building, but I helped him put some tracks and blocks in place. After we were done he told me. “Okay, it’s all done. I can play by myself now.”

  • Sick Day

    Both boys are recovering from fevers and coughs this Saturday. Luke is a little worse off, but Colton is not himself either. The day was not easy. Bad moods and short tempers made for a chaotic house. I resorted to extra…

  • Playing without Colton

    Colton started feeling sick yesterday. By the evening, he didn’t feel like playing at all and just lounged around. Luke didn’t know what to do with himself without his brother to play with him. So mom became the fill-in playmate. I…

  • Dino Desert

    A light bulb went off in Colton’s head, and he ran inside the house. Luke followed him. They came back outside and plopped two dinosaurs in the sandbox. “It’s a desert! Let’s get all the dinosaurs.”

  • Flower Explorers

    Colton, “Only girls like flowers.” Luke replies quickly, “No, Colton, boys like flowers too.” Colton rethinks his statement, “Oh yes, yes they do.”