The Dreamers are a pretty well behaved group of kids. Of course they’re not perfect, but they do pretty well. Almost every time I go out with them somewhere, they are complimented on their behavior.
When the Dreamers get bored is when the misbehavior begins. The girls usually do a pretty good job at keeping themselves busy making clothes for their dolls or making up games to play. The boys, however, are a different story. When they get bored they begin to bother each other and argue. The boredom is like the quiet before the storm. The Tias try and keep them busy so this won’t be a problem, but there are only so many things that keep their attention.
Last week, the boys were at it. It seemed like every few seconds someone had to be corrected. To keep them out of trouble, I thought it would be a good idea for them to burn some energy. I took them away from the girls, and send them to put on their tennis shoes so that we could do some exercises. Jumping Jacks, Push-ups, Sit-ups, lunges, then running in place, they loved it. They were so excited, we decided to take our little exercise party outside. We did another set of exercises then had some relay races. It was a great time, and even some of the girls joined in! Best of all, no one got in trouble.