What Mama really needs is an afternoon nap. But, I also have a five and six year old (extremely active) boys that don't take an afternoon nap. They'll sit still and quiet if we turn on a movie, but I don't like them watching tv everyday. Coloring, puzzles, books, and games only keep them fight-free for so long. I usually haven't even had a good rest, yet, let alone fallen asleep. We have started a quiet Bible reading time in the morning. They've done very well sitting still, but they're not quite ready for the hour or so I'm looking for in a rest time.
So, my question to you is- how do you get rest or a nap in when you have active little ones around? What are your best tips and tricks for keeping a quiet house? What are the favorite activities that keep them calm and not arguing? Help! I need a nap!
Find more helpful hints at the backwards edition of Works for me Wednesday.