I can't even imagine how that happened, but we're back! And I can't wait to tell you what Pirate and I just did!
If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you may know how important quality time is to us, and especially to our six year old, Pirate.
All that to say, family time has to be found and seized!
One year old Tootsie Roll was already down for a nap when Pirate got off of the bus. It was too cold to play outside,
I took one of her favorite things and brought it indoors.
I grabbed some wooden skewers, a bag of marshmallows, a lighter, of course my coffee, and some rocks for a pretend outdoorsy feel.
We were ready! It was time to roast some marshmallows!
Tons. Of. Fun.
It was some of the most fun we've had in a while! I saw real smiles and laughs out of my child that exhaustion usually keeps hidden.
Pirate discovered that she kinda likes burnt marshmallows -- my personal favorite. She squealed when the marshmallow caught fire and had to blow it out. When we ran out of marshmallows, she got a refill from the cabinet. And yum! I mean, who doesn't love sugar?! We do!
Here are some more pics of our fun!
I'd love to add how cheap this activity was. I'll go out on a limb and say that we spent less than $5 total. And, best of all, it was a good hour of time spent laughing, roasting marshmallows and investing in our mommy-daughter relationship.
Leave us a comment, what do you do to survive being stuck indoors? Do you like roasting marshmallows? Anything activities you'd like to see us try?
Note: Please, always take proper safety precautions and more than common sense when using candles, lighters, fire, anything hot, anything dangerous, or anything I haven't thought of! Everything in this story took place under responsible, alert, and sober adult supervision. Seriously, make smart decisions. Future you will thank you!