Rolling on the Floor Wednesday

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In my attempt to make things run more smoothly before bedtime, I no longer allow my children to watch television after dinner. I let them watch telly after school. Then they have to tidy up before dinner. I wanted the time after dinner to be more relaxing – reading, playing quietly and/or baths. On the first day of my experiment, the kids spent about 20 minutes rolling around on the living room floor. They had a great time, but there was no relaxation to be had. They have since gotten used to our new routine. But I love this photo as it shows what loons my children truly are. 🙂

15 thoughts on “Rolling on the Floor Wednesday

  1. What a great pic! I always try and have a bit of “calm” time before bed but it never works. My boys end up running around the place screaming!!!! grrrrr so it’s either that or TV! #wickedwednesdays

  2. I thought it was a tantrum of epic proportions at first look! Phew to it not being that!

    Yeah our pre bedtime time is never relaxed either! But hey they go bed at 7 o clock on the dot and are always asleep by 7.15 so shant complain much!


  3. Hi Californian Mum,

    Sorry to post such a long message in your comments thread! We are a group of kids and parents trying to do something about London’s filthy air and we need your help.

    What’s the problem?
    Air pollution is a problem that effects everyone especially young families. Diesel fumes reduce lung function in growing children, increase respiratory problems, exacerbate asthma, cause heart disease and particulate matter in diesel fumes is carcinogenic.

    At the current rate of change, air pollution levels will not fall to legal limits in London until after 2030. That is too late for primary school children. We think people with power have forgotten this and we want to remind them.

    What’s the solution?
    We need people in inner London boroughs to take up this cause. We are planning a load of events in London so that kids and parents can give the Mayor the mandate to clean our air. We would like you to make this campaign your campaign.

    What can you do?
    -If you are very busy please take a minute to sign our petition. We’re asking the Mayor to reduce pollution to legal limits in all inner London boroughs by 2020.
    -If you have a few moments get your child involved. Get them to write letters to CEOs of big companies asking them to tell their drivers to reduce vehicle idling by turning engines off when stationary or film your journey to school or design a poster. Send us all your work and we will upload it to our Kids Blog.
    -If you really want to champion this why not get your school involved? They can mention the campaign in their newsletter and ask parents to sign the petition. You can even test the air around your school. We can put you in touch with suppliers of diffusion tubes. Host a Clean Air Day at your school. Use the Clean Air Action Plan on our website to promote awareness, design posters, write to the Mayor.
    ​-If you want to become a Clean Air superhero then come along to our Clean Air Action Days. These will be held in central London in March. We dress up as super heroes and hand out flyers!
    -If you just want to sing then sing your heart out for clean air at the London Assembly in May! We need parents and kids from all inner London boroughs to meet the prospective Mayoral candidates. Get in touch and we will send you the Clean Air Song to practise. It’s very cool.

    We are really looking forward to hearing from you.
    The Clean Air Team.

    I Like Clean Air
    London Kids and Parents Fight Pollution

  4. Haha – glad there are loons in other people’s houses, as well as my own. I wish I could enforce tidy time, never works in my house! x

  5. Oh bab but they look so happy! Why are kids so cray cray? Thanks so much for linking up with #wickedwednesdays this week and I can’t wait to see what you have lined up for me this week! x

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