I heard you can clean rugs by flipping them upside down in fresh snow and jumping on them. While this was fun, I am not sure it did much for the rug. But, it kept me from doing any actual cleaning on a sunny day. So, that’s not nothing.
But even the sun has been rare these days. And I can assure you- three boys indoors for any length of time is literally physical torture on my ears. So, there is much ado about swapping out wet socks and having lots of mittens on the warming tray ready for the next outing and of course, interesting adventures. We have drilled little holes in logs, stuffing them with suet and bird seed, we have searched for red-winged black birds, we have checked every sap bucket on the hill. We are not even close to exhausting our options, so have at it north wind.
But kept indoors for too long and it seems my boys fare better than even I. I’m itching to be outside so intensely I can’t keep still. I have been going room to room downsizing and rearranging. I have been chopping off hair. I have been trying to deny the deep feeling of CABIN FEVER!
But it is real. And much to poor Willow’s dismay- we end up outside more often than not. The girl will be tough, that goes without saying.