It’s official, I’m a Fall girl. The glorious weather has finally arrived! And now, of course, it’s raining. And I don’t mean sprinkle, I mean someone is throwing buckets of water from the sky. Well we can’t let being stuck inside prevent us from having fun or from exercising! (Gotta get the crazies out somehow, right?) We decided to have our very own indoor road rally this afternoon and while the layout of the house (we rent) drives me bananas it turns out it’s perfect for racing. One perfect loop around the chimney takes you from the hall, into the family room, through the kitchen, and back. So we cut some ribbon and taped it between one entry way for the starting line and we took another ribbon for the finish line on the other side, the kids picked their vehicles (“J” chose his beloved plane and “M” chose the CAT truck), started their engines, and they’re off!
[Disclaimer: You are about to get a glimpse at the chaos that is my house....I like to go with the theory that the messier the house the more fun we are having.]
The plane is admittedly harder to maneuver, “J” is smaller and a little (although not much) slower, and “M” has a definite competitive streak…..so, we had a clear winner. Not that it mattered the kids were just having a blast going round and round.
In fact I put back up the finishing line just so that “J” could know the glory of crashing through it and….
He wanted none of it. If you don’t happen to have a kid size plane and/or giant CAT truck don’t despair, the kids actually ditched the vehicles after awhile and took it by foot. Going so fast you could hardly see them!
The glory of victory!
And last but not least once the kids were tuckered out but didn’t want to stop racing, we let the toys do the work for us (just in time for the rain to stop!).
What kind of activities do you do inside when you need to do something active? I’d love to hear from you!