These cheap or FREE rainy day tips are from Emelia Symington Fedy. We saw Emelia in Motherload, the raw and hilarious mom-centred play that ran at the Cultch last year. She’s cute, she’s funny, and she radiates heart and honesty. She’s a creator and performer and curates the website Trying To Be Good.
Here’s her fave cheap or free rainy day fun (and it’s pure realness)
I’m a working mom. I can honestly say I have not spent a single rainy day at home with my kids (unless my husband’s around entertaining them). So today, I was left for the first time with both boys ages 2 and 3.5 and a storm hit and I did my very best.
Build a fort
Make lego until your brain hemorages and you have to call it a motorcycle without wheels or a steering wheel.
Take them to an empty theatre and let them play pretend war (this only works if you are an actor and have access to a theatre).
And the climax of the day, going to a play gym and getting really stoked about making crafts with them.
Once back at home, put #1 in the tub. He pees. Put #2 in the tub. He pees too. Then get in the tub yourself and you guessed it…pee.
And finally, in the last few hours of braving the elements with my children and trying to tire them out, just for a moment I feel like a good mom.
Heather Maxwell Hall is a Vancouver-born-and-raised writer and journalism school grad who loves the arts, her little family, and the Pacific Northwest. She cultivates good vibes by going on long walks, taking pictures, and discovering new things.