The evening hours have been a bit long around here since Nathan's been born because it's not so easy right now to get out and wile away the time. So we've been trying to pull some things out of our hat instead of always putting on a movie. However, truth be told, they have been able to watch more movies than normal. It's just the way it is.
The key is this though, whatever the activity, it can't make a huge mess because we've already done our big pick-up for the night.
We hadn't broken out the guitar in awhile. Yet within minutes, we were kicking ourselves for not doing so. When we were "younger", we used to play and sing together all the time. Why haven't we remembered the guitar or the piano? It's been since last Christmas that we've done any sort of real singing together. Yet every time, the kids immediately run for instruments and want to "play" along with whatever they can find. Steve and I love to sing/play together. Why don't we do this more?
Got to keep those little hands busy and music is a great way to do it.