It's actually a very tiring experience even if you've everything humanly possible to prepare for it.
So it only makes sense that when your kids come home from a long day of overwhelming socialization, learning, and self-preservation they will need some time to decompress and unwind from the day.
But as a parent what you don't want is your child plopping down in front of the television set for the next 3 hours and wasting away until supper.
At least, not every day.
And to keep that from happening in my house, I put together a list (yes, another one. I love my lists) of some great down time activities for kids that will use their brains and help them chill after spending the day fighting for their lives and their grade point average.
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