An Afternoon Block Party

Remember when I wrote about the dangers of parenting from the couch? I had such good intentions back then. (All the way back in June, that is.)

And, really, I’ve done pretty well this summer. We’ve stayed busy with play dates and field trips, checking off quite a few things from our summer to-do list. (Although the “checking off” is metaphorical since I have yet to actually print out the cute little list we made together, thanks to an empty ink cartridge and my local Walmart’s refusal to stock the particular cartridge we need.)

After 10 weeks of summer fun (with another five to go!), though, I kind of hit a wall. Deciding to start a second blog didn’t help, either.

Needless to say, my head has been buried in my laptop for the past two weeks, and both my daughter and I have had enough. You know it’s gotten bad when your child asks you to turn off the TV and “play on the floor” with her.

So, today, play on the floor – without the TV on or the computer open – is exactly what we did. We dragged out three sets of blocks and built the best castle I have ever seen.

[Here’s another look at it, courtesy of my little photographer (who believes she can use my camera every time she says “pretty please.”)]

How’s the end of YOUR summer going? Been to any block parties lately?

This post will be linked to Wordful Wednesday at Parenting by Dummies.

9 Comments An Afternoon Block Party

  1. Jenna @ Newlyweds August 9, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    So cute, and those little ones sure know how to put us in our place. Mine told me today, Mommy get off the computer and come help me play! I was a little stunned, but it needs to be done, lol!!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect August 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Yes, if someone knows how to hit me right in the gut, it’s my own child!

  2. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins August 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Love the castle! We’ve been keeping busy, definitely! We haven’t gotten quite everywhere we would have liked, but I happily traded that for the sense of not overly rushing things, either!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect August 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      There is much to be said about not rushing!!

  3. Missy June August 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Summer unofficially ended with the passing of July since school started first of August…I have two in public school this year. But were still summering with evening bike rides, playground fun and this weekend hiking & a picnic in the Smoky Mountains. Our final summer activity will be horse back riding with friends on the last weekend of August.

    Then we’ll switch to “fall fun” including carriage rides, more Smoky Mountain nature visits, etc. Fall is my FAVORITE!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect August 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      Fall is definitely my favorite, too! Can’t wait to make our list of fall fun stuff! :)

  4. Stacy Uncorked August 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    That looks like a FUN block party! I love that you turned off the computer and TV and played with her on the floor. :)

    WW: Fun With Nigel

  5. amanda August 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I need to get off this computer and attend a block party of my own w/ my children. Great reminder :)

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect August 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      I need that reminder just about every day. :)

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