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    Dixie Cup Delights

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    In case y'all didn't know, Louisiana is the absolute worst when it comes to summertime heat and humidity. Add mosquitoes to the mix and you have little reason to venture outdoors.

    Thankfully, when the afternoons are especially hot, my children need very little to help keep them entertained indoors. In fact, all they need is a Dixie cup...

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    or twenty.

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    Stacking cups is a favorite pastime of theirs,

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    and knocking them down always provides a laughter-filled afternoon! Eldest looks rather mischievous as she peers around her tower of cups, doesn't she?

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    The two conspirators prepared to knock down the tower~counting down, then preparing to sneeze it into oblivion.

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    "AH-AH-AHHHHH..."

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    "CHOOOO!"

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    I could sit there for hours just to listen to them laugh and laugh. It never ceases to amaze me that even though they're eight years apart, they always have a good time together. They play so nicely!

    Even when we suffer a Dixie cup casualty.

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    Of course, once Eldest has had her turn, the scallywag takes his. He has a great sense of balance and is really good at building things!

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    And the fun continues on!

    They do eventually tire of building and knocking down their towers, so it's a treat to see them find more~and slightly more silly ways~to enjoy their Dixies.

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    I think Eldest is correct when she offers two thumbs up for this afternoon activity. Not only is it free, but it provides at least a few hours of fun play for the children. And when the evening cools a little, none of us are too tired to enjoy it.

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    And that's not just whistling Dixie!

    2 Responses to “
    Dixie Cup Delights

    JMW said...

    Okay, I've found the next rainy-day or too-hot-outdoors activity for my kids!

    Katie@Team Skelley said...

    The look on their faces when they were about to knock the cups down was absolutely precious! :D