... and we checked out the tomato growth and did a couple loads of laundry, and we even laughed together when her behavior tanked for one brief moment (instead of escalating to a fight). And the twins, in their super cute $2 t-shirts I bought from another twin mom ("Conserve Water, Drink Chocolate Milk") ...
... had a blast outside for two hours before dinner, digging in the sidewalk cracks (Molly's favorite new game),
swinging, blowing bubbles, drawing with sidewalk chalk, taking walks up and down the cul-de-sac, and petting dogs and socializing with the neighbor kids.
The moms who waste time and money on millions of "planned" activities are truly missing the point - a little unscheduled, do-as-you-please outdoor time is all that kids need to be happy.