My boss called the other day. She wanted to know if I wanted to come back to work before the summer was over. She asked what I did to keep busy. I sounded like an idiot when I tried to explain the simple things that we were doing to amuse ourselves. Perhaps my responses will be more relevant to you.
We go outside and enjoy the mountain air. We ride bikes, scooters and other wheeled things. We play basketball (not well) in my sons' Fisher Price grow to Pro basketball hoop. (You don't know what goofy looks like until you've seen adults play with a Fisher Price hoop.) We walk to the library for story time and to borrow books and movies. We walk to the beach and stay for hours. We walk to the free Tuesday night concert in the park-so far we've enjoyed concert band, oldies, and barbershop. We've borrowed kayaks and pedal boats to enjoy the lake even more.
What about rainy days, everyone wants to know about that. How does a family of six stay in a small space without getting under each other's skin? We keep busy with books, puzzles, games, an awesome 8 in 1 game table that has pool and air hockey (a gift of course!) movies, crafts, coloring and other very basic things. We don't have cable or video games here but no one misses them. Sometimes we all work on some larger household project.
The kids all seem happy so I guess we're doing something right.