We are going through a very high energy phase here at the Blue Hutch.  We are trucking along through a day and then *BAM* the volume goes up, the sillies take control, and kiddos start to run.  At this point my blood starts to boil.

In an attempt to love my children well, I have launched a new “plan of attack” when these sillies start.  Everyone is told to get their shoes on and meet at the sidewalk.  One day I even told Honey to head out! Ready, Set, . . .




Usually they are told to do two laps around the house but occasionally I’ll call for three.  It’s been a great form of release for the kids’ energy and is usually just enough to remind them that they love to play outside OR to calm them down for a game inside.   Spring can’t get here soon enough!

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3 Responses to Laps

  1. Debbie says:

    Such a good idea!! Helps them and helps you :).

  2. Steph says:

    Becky…I used to do the same thing! Especially my oldest was prone to times of extremely high energy…whereupon I would either send him our for laps around the yard (we live on over an acre :>)) or put him to work doing some kind of manual labor housework! :>)

  3. mrs. barron says:

    What an awesome idea!!!! Fresh air, movement (fast or slow) is regulating to the nervous system!!! You are an OT!!!!!

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