"" The Exhausted Mom: How to Stay Sane on Rainy Days

October 10, 2011

How to Stay Sane on Rainy Days

Rain, rain, go away.  Come again another day.  Little boys NEED to play!  Rain, rain, GO AWAY!!

It has been raining in South Florida for more than 24 hours.  I'm not just saying an annoying rain, I'm talking down pours!  That kind of weather used to be welcomed in this house....we could stay in bed, drink coffee, read books, watch movies, and take naps.  

Now with two overly active boys, it could be MURDER!  

It takes a lot to make this family stay still for longer than 2 hours.  We aren't used to sitting still.  But we have been forced to.  

Here are some things to do to stay sane with your little ones on rainy days (while staying in your pjs all day!):

1)  Play games 
And not just the electronic kind.  We played Guess Who and UNO.  Two family favorites.

2)  Draw 
Always a kid favorite.  I keep them drawing longer by telling them that they have to add background to the pictures.


3)  Crafts 
I found some easy foam sticker crafts at Michaels.  Today, the boys made spooky skeleton door hangers.  We also made Shrinky Dink pirates.  (Throw back to my childhood!)

4)  Bake.  We made cookies and brownies. (Not that I needed either of those!)

To be honest, all of that took approximately 2 hours out of the 12 that we were awake, so we decided to:

5)  Watch movies
 The boys chose to watch Annie (a personal favorite) and Shrek.  The whole family snuggled on the couch with popcorn.

Maybe rainy days aren't so bad afterall....

What do you do to pass the time on rainy days?



  1. Raining here in South Georgia too! Has been for more than 24 hours. They are now at each others throats and fighting about everything. It has stopped for a few minutes so I am sending them out to splash in the puddles.

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  3. the rain sucked this weekend!! but it looks like Batman and Lil Ricky were enjoying the games and crafts. Try baking a cake instead of cookies....it will take up some more time for the frosting and decorating :)

  4. 1 rainy day can be fun and enjoyable, however, 24 hours of rain can be a lot. According to the weather network we have 3 days of rain ahead of us. Not looking forward to it at all!

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