I have a somber prediction from the Horowitz Meteorological center. Be warned Long Island, this year, we are going to get hit by a Hurricane. I predict one category 3 (Cat 4 weakened to 3 right before it hits).
I think the last time we were hit was by Gloria. To all those who have boats and houses, make sure your insurance covers hurricanes and start thinking about what you need to do when a storm hits.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Nothing is worse for a dad and son then bad weather. Let’s face it, no man in his right mind wants to go to the mall to spend the day, and when the weather is not cooperating there isn’t much fun in playing outside. So what is a dad and son to do? Arts and Crafts? Color Books? Watch television? No way! How about some indoor bed hockey!
Eli and I love to play this game where we take a squishy foam ball and play hockey in the bed, get on opposite sides of the bed, and put the ball in the middle. On the word go, we dive towards the ball, knocking it around the bed, fighting to see who can get it. Of course I let him win all the time, but he is a good sport about it. He “accidentally” drops the ball a few times to give me a chance and to make it fun. The result. A lot of spent energy, a bunch of laughing and some exercise.
Some other indoor activities we engage in are puzzle building, making towns out of blocks and hide and go seek. Unfortunately, Eli hides in the same spot all of the time and then gets frustrated if I hide well. Although it is a fun time when I hide well and know he is coming so I can jump out and yell BOO!
The most important part of any of these activities and any other you have in your arsenal is that they keep the kids away from the television which nowadays is one of my biggest battles. If all else fails, a good game of Caraboo, Chutes and Ladders, Hi-Ho Cheerio are all great store purchased games.