Got kids? Got summer? Got no do-re-mi? As it happens, I’m an expert in all three of these conditions. So, as the weeks of vacation spread out before us and I contemplate how much longer I can bear to listen to my sons doing what they think is an appropriate way to spend the day, I offer up this list of actual doable activities for the broke, low-energy parent with a houseful of restless kids of various ages.
1. Mud painting. I’m probably revealing too much about my standard of living here, but I just don’t care when my kids mix big batches of mud in the driveway and smear it on the van and the shed. Then they take the hose and wash it all off. Then they get it all muddy again. ...READ MORE