LEGOS! What can't kids do with them? My dear children have sunk to new lows in the excuses as to "why we can't pick them up yet".
child #2: "Look mama, we made a new game! You count how many times I can hop around on one foot".
mama: "Shouldn't you pick up the Legos first. That might hurt your feet."
child #3: "NO mama! That's the game. (implied "DUH!"in tone of voice) You have to hop around without landing on any Legos."
child#4: (nodding agreement vigorously with thumb in mouth)
child#2: "Yeah mama. My best try was 27 hops!" (big smile)
child #3: "Mine was 11."
child#4: "Count me mama, count me! (begins hopping)
mama: "Is THIS what you have been doing up here?" (while I've been on the computer for the past 30 minutes).
children 2, 3, and 4: "YEP!
I'm so proud.