knotty boys


It started raining just as we were planning to step out earlier this evening. The boys were well rested after a nice afternoon nap, their batteries fully recharged and raring to go. 

Decided to introduce them to Twister, albeit a simplified version. Pulled out the game which has been sitting on my shelf unplayed for several years now. Decided it was pointless to get into left and right at this time and figured i would save that detail for the next round of the game.

I spread the plastic Twister mat on the floor and asked the twins to identify the colors first. So we had red, blue, green and yellow (better known as lello). I would spin the pointer and call out where they had to put their hand or leg. It was really difficult for them because their tiny bodies just did not stretch across the length and breadth of the mat and they kept ending up on their little butts but it cracked them up but they did not want to stop playing.

I am thinking it would be fun to make a modified Twister board. Here is what i have in mind. I can pick up a large plain white or colored plastic sheet or shower curtain. On that i can either draw different colored  shapes or animals or fruits or better still buy smaller pieces of fabric /felt /plastic and cut and glue the shapes on. The board can be smaller so that the kids can actually twist/stretch across it. 

I did not get any pics because Junior was in my arms and wriggling madly to join the twins on the mat ..i tried putting him down but i feared he would get sat upon (literally, this time). 

But it’s a fun game to play…especially on a rainy day! 


About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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