This weekend our family theme was Silly Tickle Days. I realized since we are home pretty much all the time, we needed some way to clearly differentiate the weekends from work days for our 5 year old son, Tyler, and for me and my hubby, too. Working at home has been interesting. Try talking "professionally" about work on the phone when a kid is climbing over you. My coffee went flying on Monday because I tried to pick Tyler up off my office chair and he kicked the coffee mug while wiggling.
One of the challenges has been trying to convince Tyler that Mommy can't have playtime all the time with him. The other big challenge is attempting to convince him to get dressed and not stay in his PJs all day. Everything I try seems to be only a temporary fix - other than letting him play games on his Kindle which he will do all day (in his fuzzy monster covered PJs), if we let him.
Some days he is perfectly happy to play Legos most of the day all on his own. When he does that, he makes the best stuff. Other days the refrain is "Mommy play with me" (in a whiny voice).
So anyway today started and ended with tickle time. The weekend was also filled with random moments of silliness. Silliness creeps in other days lately, too. We've been composing our own verses to the tune of Parry Gripp's catchy "Baby Yoda (Floating in a Pod)" song. Made up verses usually revolve around our newest family member, Leo the dog. Try it, it's addicting. Warning - the song's tune will get stuck in your head! It's a super easy tune to make up words to. Here are some Leo verses for example:
Leo, Leo, wants a belly rub. Leo, Leo.
Leo, Leo, going for a walk. Leo, Leo.
For silly artwork with Tyler, we drew a monster with glasses for all three eyes. Tyler has also been putting googly eyes on everything.
Tyler also decided to take goofy photos and star in his own silly video clips using my phone today.
On top of that, some irises opened up in the garden that remind me of clowns because they have the most vibrant orange and purple colors with frilly petals like a clown's color.
Happy Silly Tickle Day!
Mother & daughter, Ann Lee & Sonja Lee-Austin share their joys and struggles in their art and lives.