I was just trying to get a few moments to read a book on a difficult afternoon. Our standby for getting out of a family funk is the living room dance party, but I can't always bring myself to crank up the music and dance when I'd really rather just pull the covers over my head.
This time I handed my daughters each a sheet of stickers then curled up on the floor with my book. This is the result. After decorating my body and shirt with stickers, Maia decided my hair needed a new do, hence more ponytails than my short hair has ever seen. Daphne was content applying flowers and butterflies randomly to my arms, neck, legs, and cheeks.
Did I get a lot of reading done? Not so much. But it was worth it just for the quiet, concentrated attention and the feeling of being pampered by little hands.
What do you do when you need a few moments of peace and quiet or to change around a bad mood? I think I need to make a list of ideas and post it prominently on the fridge.