Welcoming my husband home from work one day.


Are you looking for five minutes of true family fun?  Get Ready!  This will be one of those things that delight your kids, make you laugh as a family and create great memories.  In fact, this is one of my favorite memories of the last few weeks and the kids are still talking about it!


The History:  It started when I got the munchies one day and grabbed a bag of mini-marshmallows.  I called the kids into the kitchen to see if they wanted any.  But instead of just handing them marshmallows, I tossed some at them.  Sweet Girl smiled.  Sweet Boy giggled endlessly each time I hit him.  And since my aim leaves something to be desired, they both ran around the room and collected their spoils.


Then a couple Saturdays ago, Dan and I had a mini-marshmallow fight during lunch.  Sweet Girl sat there in confusion while Sweet Boy thoroughly enjoyed it.  And later that week, was when the idea hit me for THE ULTIMATE MARSHMALLOW FIGHT.  I remembered back to a picture from Pinterest where a wife welcomed her husband home with a foam dart gun.


So I created this note and bag of “ammo” and taped it to the door.



The kids each got their own bag of mini-marshmallows.  Then we waited for Dan’s car to pull in the drive and that was when we went to hide behind the kitchen counter.



Sweet Boy kept announcing, “I am so excited!”  And as we waited, the kids were filled with nervous anticipation for Daddy to walk through the door.  Little did we know that Dan was on an important call and waiting to come in!  So we sat endlessly.



But then the door opened and we jumped out and began throwing marshmallows at Dan.  We laughed, we ran, we ate!  And yes, there were marshmallows everywhere.



I have always loved the statement, “Families that play together stay together.”  And that is what we’re working towards.  Fun families, strong relationships.  

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