School’s out. Camp hasn’t started. And the five-day forecast calls for rain, rain, rain. Before the kids go bonkers, get a copy of Let’s Do Nothing, by Tony Fucile. It’s a story of two boys who claim to have done it all and are now attempting to master nothingness.
We sent a copy to our trusty crew in Georgia to see what they thought: nothing or something?
Sage (age 11): This is a good book to act out like a script.
Camille (6): Yeah, let’s do a performance!
Sage: It will be sort of funny to act out doing nothing.
Roan (6): I want to be the tall skinny guy, Sal.
Ellis (11): Then I’ll be the little fat dude, Frankie.
Brittany (10): I’ll read.
(The kids take center stage in the living room and let their imaginations run wild.)
Roan: This is way more fun than just reading a book.
Camille: It’s impossible to do nothing.
Brittany: Right, so let’s go do something!
Available online at amazon.com or at your local bookstore.
Let’s Do Nothing Activities:
Set up a Do Something carnival. Bob for apples. Use sand buckets to create a beanbag toss. Suit up and run through the sprinkler. Make a fort with pillows and sheets. Blindfold each other and give tours of the backyard. So much for having nothing to do.
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Dads Are Bloggers, Too
In honor of Father’s Day, we’re giving a shout-out to some of our favorite Dad-written blogs (some anecdotal, some helpful, some just plain hilarious). Drum roll, please: Gastrokid, Rulesformyunbornson, MetroDad, Mayareads, DadLabs, DadGoneMad.
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All sorts of pretty prizes (including a Rebecca Minkoff diaper bag) can be yours. Just register once, then go back every day to play. C’mon, lady luck — mama needs a new bag (and new lipgloss, bedding, and jewelry).