I am all about getting out of the house to do things with my kids...especially when they are free....most of the time. Our city has a Summer Literacy Program that we go to once a week. There is a theme every week complete with stories, activities, crafts, and a snack. Our library also has free story times and programs every week like puppet shows, magicians, ice sculpting, and bird shows. While grocery shopping yesterday, I found out that this store even does a free kids camp every Thursday...who would have thought? Yeah, more freebies!
Today I ventured out with my 4 kids plus my one year old niece to try out this kids camp. Before I left I thought to myself "what are you doing...are you crazy?" In hind-sight; yes I was crazy to attempt that! The younger kids wanted to touch and open anything that they could get their hands on. Free events attract A LOT of people - so it was very cramped (especially trying to maneuver my double stroller through the crowd). The kids had fun though. They made a little Father's Day craft, got a tour of the store's huge freezer, played with a parachute, and got ice-pops and balloons when it was over. It was a thrilling time had by all (I was thrilled to get out of there with all 5 kids and without destroying the store).
Now to complete our Thrilling Thursday, I told the kids that we would go to the Library program tonight....what was I thinking? So if you see a crazed mom pushing a double stroller with 4 kids through the crowd at the library tonight...just smile, wave, and say "Aren't you thrilled to be here?"